Telecom power important during California wildfire outbreak

December 12, 2017

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If you've been paying attention to news headlines the last few weeks, you are probably aware of the wildfires in southern California that have been wreaking havoc over the area.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the wildfires are now the fifth largest in modern California history (1) and have scorched 230,000 acres of land as of mid-December.

CNN is also reporting that 1,000 structures have been destroyed as well (2), with the blaze now being described as larger than New York City with only about 20% of it contained.



Telecom Power for Support

With all the destruction caused by the wildfires, thousands of homes and businesses are without power. This includes commercial power outages at very important telecommunication sites in the region.

According to an article by Inside Towers, several of Verizon’s cell sites are running on backup power in areas where commercial power outages are taking place (3). Mobile equipment is also being deployed as a standby measure to increase capacity when and where it becomes necessary. 


The Importance of Backup Power Systems

Having backup power systems on-hand that are ready for immediate deployment is crucial when initial power is lost. It can be the difference between your infrastructures being down for a short-period of time or a long-period of time.

Backup telecom power systems are vital to any infrastructure. For many industries, it is mission-critical to have a backup generator in a potential scenario where the city’s power grid fails or if your alternative energy sources are temporarily down.

Emergency Deployment Power Options

When emergency situations arise with unpredictable weather elements, having a quick response time is key to getting your vital power or telecommunications equipment back online.

BDC Group, Inc has engineered an exclusive high-grade steel platform that is capable of housing equipment such as generators, telecom cabinets for protected storage of backup battery power/rectifiers and more.

Ready to talk? Setup a time to talk with our Project Managers for a free consultation on how you can deploy emergency backup power systems in the field!

These steel platforms can be customized, mounted virtually anywhere and transported quickly to anywhere in the nation. We assemble and test all aspects of the platform in our factory before delivery. These platforms are ideal for emergency situations, like wildfires, that may require certain forms of backup power or power regeneration.

Setup a free consultation with one of our project managers to assess your current lead times for areas of opportunity and how we can customize a telecom solution for you!


(1) Los Angeles Times: At 230,000 acres, Thomas fire is now the fifth-largest wildfire in modern California history
(2) CNN: California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures ... and counting
(3) Inside Towers: Southern California Takes the Heat