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Average total annual electric power interruption duration and frequency per customer, by U.S. state (2020). Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Electric Power Industry Report

How Much Do Power Quality Disruptions Cost US Industry?

The importance of reliable, high-quality electrical power continues to grow as society becomes ever more reliant on digital circuitry for everything from e-commerce to industrial process controllers to the onboard circuitry in toasters and televisions.

With this shift to a digital society, business activities have become increasingly sensitive to disturbances in the power supply. Such disturbances not only include power outages (the complete absence of voltage, whether for a fraction of a second or several hours), but also power quality phenomena (all other deviations from perfect power, including voltage sags, surges, transients, and harmonics).

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