The Perfect Storm and its Impact on Commercial Electricity

The Perfect Storm and its Impact on Commercial Electricity

Photo by Michael Pick

News reports are calling it “the perfect storm”, or, perhaps more unsettling, “the monster storm”. Hurricane Sandy rolled into New England last night, bringing with it large amounts of rain and strong, hurricane-force winds. With storms of this magnitude, damage isn’t just likely. It’s expected. And power outages for residential and business electricity customers alike are unavoidable.

Those in the path of the storm have stocked up on everything from water to duct tape. Now there is little to do but wait it out and hope the damage and loss of life is minimal. The Live Energy team would like it add its voice to all those expressing concern and well wishes for the people in the storm’s path.

Natural events—tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and the like—remind us of the uncertainty of the future. Who could have predicted, a month ago, that a late-season hurricane would roll into New England? Even as the storm makes its way inland, only time will tell how much damage it will cause. Even the immediate future is unknown.

As the storm winds howl, it’s doubtful many of the people taking shelter are overly concerned about their business electricity contracts. However, when the rain moves on, as damage is assessed and repairs undertaken, energy will certainly play a pivotal role. One of the first priorities will be restoring residential and commercial electricity.

When the weather is good and the market is stable (or, at least seems stable), it’s easy to be complacent about your business electricity arrangements. After all, the power is on and you have more important things on your plate. You have a business to run. Maybe you could trim some of your energy costs, but you simply don’t have the time to invest in researching it. And besides, why fix what isn’t broken?

But when storms hit, both metaphorical and sometimes literal, your business electricity account can quickly become a high priority. It is far better to be prepared for those moments in life and business than to find yourself scrambling in the midst of the chaos.

One of the things Live Energy offers its clients is peace of mind. Yes, we can save you time and money by analyzing your commercial electricity needs and recommending the contract best suited for your business, but we do more than that. We also offer you the assurance of knowing you’re working with one of the very best teams of energy experts in the country. We offer you the confidence that your contract is solid—one that will lower your costs and provide for your needs. And we offer you our partnership. We want to work with our clients to help them meet their goals. We are invested in you.

If you’d like to talk to one of our energy experts to learn more about how we can help you with your business electricity arrangements, please call us today at 888-341-9155.

Naturally, commercial electricity is important to us–that’s what this blog is about. However, we would be remiss if we failed to say once again that our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Sandy. We wish them well, both in the coming days and weeks.


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