Outage-Proofing Your Businesses and Data Centers Part II

Posted by Tom Ehart, Director of Marketing Communications on Sep 7, 2017 9:19:00 AM

Forty years ago, in July of 1977, New York City experienced an historic blackout. In the span of an hour, almost every neighborhood from Yonkers to Manhattan was in the dark, giving the United States its first look at the crippling effects of power outages on a wide scale, affecting nearly 8 million people.

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Topics: Energy Management, Emergency Power Management, Critical Power, Energy IoT, Data Centers

Outage-Proofing Your Businesses and Data Centers Part I

Posted by Tom Ehart, Director of Marketing Communications on Sep 5, 2017 9:01:00 AM

Summer may be winding down, but the hurricane season seems to be just starting to heat up! Outages have already wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana, and more storms are brewing as we're publishing this blog. But how can your facility be sure it’s prepared for the next storm? It’s easy to pretend your facility isn’t at risk until one storm affects thousands of people in the blink of an eye.

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Topics: Facility Management, Emergency Power Management, Critical Power, Resiliency, Energy IoT

Blue Pillar and Con Edison Team Up with New York City Hospitals to Strengthen Electric Grid Resiliency

Posted by Tom Willie on Jul 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Today, Blue Pillar announced its efforts to work with New York City hospitals to help strengthen grid resiliency.  As a selected solution provider in Con Edison’s Demand Management Program, Blue Pillar is proud to support first-mover hospitals that are using their back-up emergency generation systems to strengthen the grid—and their facilities—against the devastating effects of power outages and severe weather events that cause them to lose power during times of crisis.

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, New York City, Microgrids, Distributed Generation, Super Storm Sandy, Critical Power, Resiliency

Tipping Point: 55% Have Onsite Generation

Posted by Kimberly Getgen on Jul 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM

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Welcome to the inaugural post of the Blue Pillar Critical Facilities Blog! This blog will serve as a forum to address the issues impacting your critical energy and resiliency needs. For example, a recent survey of business by Deloitte revealed:

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Topics: Facility Management, Energy Management, Microgrids, Emergency Power Management, Distributed Generation, Critical Power