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How Many Power Outages Occur in your State?

Eaton Corporation has recently published an Annual Report, which shows the Blackouts and Power Outages that occurred in 2009.

Power outages and blackouts have caused significant problems for people and businesses across the nation, from vast power outages to the smaller momentary interruptions. Statistics report that 70% of all power outages are caused by weather, while 30% are due to animals contacting wires, auto accidents, utility maintenance and human error.

Eaton started collecting data on January 1, 2009 from the following sources: news services, newspapers, websites (including those of newspapers and TV stations) and personal accounts.

In addition to the Annual Report,  Eaton has also created a new “Blackout Tracker”, which gives you the ability to explore power outage causes and impacts for your state or region. This tool also gives you an accurate estimate of the amount of power outages one can expect to encounter in 2010.

  • Eaton’s Annual Report:

http://powerquality.eaton.com/blackouttracker/BlackoutTrackerAnnualReport2009.pdf

  • Eaton’s New “Blackout Tracker”:

http://powerquality.eaton.com/blackouttracker/default.asp?utm_campaign=blackouttracker&utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=eaton&wtredirect=www.eaton.com/blackouttracker

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