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Eaton’s Blackout Tracker keeps tabs on power outages

Eaton Corp. has created a nationwide Blackout Tracker that provides a snapshot of reported power outages.


February 11, 2009  


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Eaton Corp. has created a nationwide Blackout Tracker that provides a snapshot of reported power outages.

 

Eaton Power Quality Company has monitored power outages across Canada since last April. The purpose is to create an interactive and educational resource to showcase information about the causes and impact of power outages.

 

From burrowing animals and human errors to extreme weather conditions and vandalism, power can go down without warning from a variety of causes, the company said in a release.

 

“(This) provides a single source of information regarding reported power outages that can be used by the media, corporations, IT or facilities managers, bloggers or anyone that has an interest,” said Robert Woolner, Canadian director of sales and marketing at Eaton.

 

On the Blackout Tracker, a map of Canada is divided into four geographic regions. Site visitors can view a region or individual province to see specific information about blackouts such as the duration and the number of people affected. The site also categorizes blackouts by cause. 

 

Further information is available at www.powerware.com/canada.