Power Outage

Home Generator Alternatives: The Green Option You Didn’t Know About

Year on year our responsibility to look after the environment grows. In 2020, the University of Michigan reported that 78% of US energy consumption came from fossil fuels. A staggering figure when affordable, eco-efficient...

Blackout vs Brownout: How Can You Prepare for Both?

Blackouts and brownouts are on the rise. There it's crucial to learn the difference and know what to do in a blackout vs brownout. Year on year our dependence on electricity has been on...

Can Undergrounding Curb the Blackout Problem in the U.S.?

Undergrounding - or underground power lines - can offer a solution to protecting cables from weather damage, vegetation, and acrobatic animal interactions. Some regions in the U.S. have undergrounding utilities installed, while the rest are...

How to Stay Powered during a Blackout (Warm weather)

There’s no off-season for blackouts. In the summer, high winds and overloaded grids result in unintentional outages; fires and floods result in intentional outages. Having an independent power source is a great way to...

Blackouts in 2022: Let’s not repeat 2021

Jan 31st 2022:With snow storms whipping across the eastern coast of the US, blackouts are inbound for thousands of Americans. Read this article so you can prepare. February 2021 was a wake-up call for America’s...

18 Ways to Prepare For a Winter Power Outage

In recent years, the USA has experienced several brutal winter storms. In 2021, Winter Storm Uri swept across most of the United States, affecting more than 170 million people, and causing blackouts for around...

How Long Does a Power Outage Last?

The quick and mostly vague answer to this question is that most power outages last only a few minutes, but some can last for days or even up to a week. While this may...

A Guide to Rolling Blackouts & How to Stop Them Disrupting Your Life

You may have only come across the term ‘rolling blackout’ within the last year or so, but do you know why they happen? Keep reading to learn more about these short-term outages, why they...

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