This year, I am expecting a power crisis in Kolkata for the following reasons:
- Summer has crept in earlier this year and therefore ACs will start gobbling up energy sooner than expected.
- Salt Lake, which was supposed to be a VIP area is not going to get preferential status with regards to power outages and would have to face the heat like the rest of the city.
- Overall energy consumption has grown considerably over the past couple of years and would continue to soar. In comparison the supply of additional energy has crept at a slow pace and the deficit only seems to be widening.
Keeping the above factors in mind, we have invested in our own power backup solution, a Honda 2.8 KVA diesel powered generator
which should keep our office humming with activity in the event of a power outage or “loadshedding” as its more commonly known in the city.
We were earlier planning to install a large rack of batteries with an online UPS but it was a relatively expensive solution with limited power backup availability. It would have also taken up additional storage space in our office along with periodic replacement of batteries, i.e. higher maintenance costs.
We arranged for a demo of the Honda generators and the Honda salesmen were very efficient and prompt in handling our request and provided us with a live demo which ensured that it would run our PCs and office equipment and scale up as our load increases. This little baby is also environment friendly with restricted CO2 emissions and low running noise, so it should keep our neighbors happy as well!
This is a small step in our continued efforts to ensure that our support services are available round the clock for your business :).