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The Role of Generators in The Telecom Industry

Anyone working within the telecom industry understands that one of their greatest challenges is keeping cell tower sites powered and in service. To keep messages and vital data getting through phone lines, you need backup and standby generators designed and installed specifically for this purpose.

Emergency power is an integral part of every tower system. When a communication or cell phone site loses power even momentarily, calls are dropped, and data flow is interrupted while ground equipment goes through the reset process. This prevents communication for both businesses and residents alike. In addition, the system is open to failures associated with startups. Battery backup and emergency generators provide uninterruptible power to prevent this issue.

What Happens to a Cell Phone Tower During a Power Outage?

When utility power is lost, a controller switches tower and ground equipment to backup battery supply. The emergency generator starts. An Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) routes the generator power to a controller that switches from backup battery power to emergency generator power. Once the utility power is restored, the ATS disconnects the generator power and connects the utility power to the grid. The generator enters the shutdown sequence. This description of events is a basic illustration. With larger systems, many more steps may be involved as well as additional equipment.

How Can We Help?

Total Energy Solutions can provide diesel and natural gas generators to provide the standby power needed for cell towers. They work well with critical power components such as UPS systems, rectifiers, and HVAC systems that ensure power will be continuous as the generator starts and runs up to speed. TES can also provide generators paired with sound-attenuated enclosures that reduce the noise levels for city or urban cell tower locations. We can also provide extreme weather-resistant enclosures if your tower is in an area that’s often subject to a variety of weather events.

Like most generators, the generators used at cell towers require maintenance and testing. Each generator manufacturer and model require specific maintenance. Aside from building the infrastructure needed to sustain power, Total Energy Solutions is also able to provide preventative maintenance programs tailored to each system’s unique needs. Maintenance is scheduled depending on each customer’s equipment’s specific needs.

Communication is key for communities and businesses alike. Total Energy Solutions has the power solutions you need to keep communication capabilities up and running, even when the power grid goes down. TES is here to guide you through the entire generator process. Contact us at (877) 832-1070 or to learn more.

How Are Businesses Surviving A Pandemic AND Hurricane Season?

Every hurricane season, businesses are faced with the fear of losing days or even weeks of revenue due to losing power in the event of severe weather; even just a tropical depression can bring weather that knocks out power for days at a time. Losing power for any amount of time can dwindle a store’s revenue drastically.

How Are Businesses Surviving A Pandemic AND Hurricane SeasonNow more than ever, businesses are trying to maximize all streams of revenue to keep afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 82% of small businesses are concerned about the impact that the pandemic will have on their bottom lines. Some businesses are fighting just to keep their doors open. This can be attributed to the time lost when businesses were closed during lockdown periods and then partial reopenings with capacity limits set. Many small businesses are now offering curbside pickup and outdoor shopping experiences to cater to customers, especially those more prone to the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Businesses are making outdoor accommodations, such as tents, fans, and even checkout stations for customers waiting outside the store or shopping outside due to capacity regulations varying amongst states and their recovery phases. Businesses are offering extended hours and expanding their new online purchasing methods to maximize their business capabilities. None of these things can happen without power. This is why the looming threat of hurricane season during this pandemic becomes an even more serious threat to a business’s revenue and survival.

With profits harder to come by, these accommodations make it easier for businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic, but what can businesses do now that hurricane season is here and severe weather now becomes a huge threat to derail business operations for days or even weeks at a time due to power outages? The best thing any businesses could do for this hurricane season amidst a pandemic is to protect their business’ ability to keep the power on with the help of a standby commercial generator.

When there is a power outage, businesses large and small suffer. Commercial generators are a wise investment for any size business regardless of industry. Retail stores, grocery stores, restaurants, banks, automotive repair shops, manufacturing plants, factories, and gas stations all need power to operate their business activities. These are the essential businesses that help to keep communities afloat and moving, especially in the aftermath of a hurricane when the day-to-day essentials are needed.

Without power, credit card machines don’t work, so transactions cannot be completed. Computer systems go offline, halting operations, order processing, and shipments. Production lines halt and decrease productivity. Coolers and freezers stop working, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of lost inventory for restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores alike. Security systems fail, leaving your business vulnerable to theft and vandalism. These are all critical elements that keep businesses open and cash flowing especially during a pandemic where no hiccup in business can be afforded.

Businesses need all the help and insurance they can get to make certain their doors stay open and customers can shop at their convenience. Total Energy Solutions specializes in commercial generators sales, rentals, and maintenance to help businesses of all sizes in any industry guard against these potential threats businesses are facing. Contact the generator experts at TES to learn more about how you can protect your business during the 2020 hurricane season.

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