We are extremely satisfied with how our system operated under the pressure of rotating power outages initiated during periods of peak demand
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 15, 2011
LPB Energy Management (LPB) announced today that the company’s network infrastructure successfully navigated through the significant winter storm that hit North Central Texas. LPB recently underwent measures to upgrade its network infrastructure to maintain the highest-level of service reliability and data security for its client base. During the winter storm, these measures were tested and the outcome proved that the built-in redundancies for enhanced disaster avoidance successfully provide state-of-the-art dependability and performance for LPB clients.
On February 2nd, Oncor, the electric transmission and distribution service provider (TDSP) for LPB’s network facilities, had to perform rotating outages in order to relieve pressure from the grid, which hit several all-time records for winter peak demand. One of the Tier-III collocation data centers utilized by LPB did not receive power from the utility for a 15-minute period; however, the facility was smoothly transitioned to battery backup power and standby generators which worked flawlessly to transfer power without issue for all equipment in the data center. As an extra precaution, arrangements were made for fuel in the case of extended outages where fuel trucks may not have been able to supply upon regular delivery to meet the needs for the standby generation. LPB’s operations continued without disruption for the duration of the extended weather event.
“We are extremely satisfied with how our system operated under the pressure of rotating power outages initiated during periods of peak demand,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, John Seaton. “LPB maintains the highest-level infrastructure reliability which was confirmed when our systems never lost power and we continued to run at 100% capacity to process a weekly total of nearly $2 Million in utility invoices for our clients.”
About LPB Energy Management: LPB is a full-service energy management firm that helps clients measure, report and reduce energy costs and usage. Utility bill and meter data is centrally captured and then analyzed using LPB’s innovative Utility Manager™ software, revealing actionable insight that is at the core of LPB’s integrated energy management solution. With offices across the U.S., LPB has helped over 1,000 corporate and government clients reduce energy costs and increase sustainability. LPB has been recognized with ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence awards, as well as a GSA schedule for Energy Management Program Support. For more information, visit http://www.lpbenergy.com.
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