Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Let the "light" shine... and the computers work...

Back when I first proposed building our new head office I was asking our engineering and information technology staff whether we should consider a major generator for the building as I felt there seemed to be more and more "storm" outages.... as it was a big ticket item staff kept saying we probably wouldn't get our payback... so in the end I convinced them to put all the electrical infrastructure into the electrical room and pre-wire for a future generator in the event we ever decided we needed one... all our offices in Halifax, Toronto, Calgary and our jobsites across the Country are somehow linked to our head office in Charlottetown and if we’re down so are they... and as we all know we have had about three recent outages in West Royalty that weren't even related to storms... so it was no surprise to me that a few weeks ago I noticed work being done to the back of our building and low and behold a "new" generator showed up yesterday... I guess those guys in engineering and our IT got the message... "there will be light"... and we'll be able to communicate with the rest of the world instead of twiddling our thumbs during a power outage like last night....

2 comments:

Heidi said...

Like the big CAT, Tim!! Now we know where to go in the event of another outage....

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comment about the several recent power outages in Charlottetown, and it isn't even winter! Perhaps Maritime Electric should donate some of their excessive (guaranteed) rate-of-return to network maintenance and upgrades.

- Gareth Estey