Many things can happen to electrical power on the way to a business or home. Any of these causes can damage equipment, its performance, or components.
Neighboring Customers and Internal Operations - 80%
Intermittent electrical loads from other electrical customers near a business or home can cause the voltage to sag. In addition, the equipment they use can inject electrical interference onto the power lines. Within a business or home, certain equipment such as air conditioners, ice makers, and copy machines can distort the flow of power.
Natural Phenomenon - 15%
Lightning strikes on or near a power line can cause harmful voltage spikes which can result in a momentary loss of power or damage to equipment.
Overhanging tree limbs or small animals coming in contact with a power line can cause the lights to flicker and voltage to sag for a brief period.
Normal Utility Operations - 5%
Protective systems designed into Florida Power Corporation's (FPC) power transmission and distribution network facilitate an overall system reliability of 99.9%. One of FPC's primary systems consists of circuit breakers, which operate in much the same way as breakers or fuses in a business or home. When there is a short circuit on the line, breakers open (turn off) to prevent further equipment damage for both the customer and utility.
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5044 B U Bowman Drive #102
Buford, Georgia 30518
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Last Updated: 07 Jun 2004
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