Mitigating outages in critical applications
We currently stand at the beginning of a new chapter for many industries. The impact of the pandemic is likely to be felt for years to come, with our lives and businesses changing forever. Through such change comes a shift in focus – while, in recent decades, we have strived for ever greater efficiency, the next few years will see a shift toward resilience and robustness as companies protect themselves against both seen and foreseen threats.
No industries will be greater impacted than those critical to a functioning and healthy society – namely, healthcare, grids, and data storage facilities. In these sectors, where the stakes are highest, resilience is no longer important, it is critical.
We all understand the inconvenience of outages at home, whether it's the internet cutting out or a fuse going, turning off the lights. However, for critical applications, outages lead to lost revenue, bad service and, in some scenarios, loss of life. As we seek to build a better future after the pandemic, we need a smart, reliable and efficient power distribution system, which can proactively mitigate and prevent all potential risks.
To create a sufficiently robust architecture, we must first understand the immovable foundations upon which it must sit.
Read the full article in the March issue of PBSI
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