What will a day of lost power mean for NSW families and businesses this Summer?

As the first heat wave of the season hits the state, how will potential power shortages affect your family?
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DARLINGHURST, Australia - Dec. 12, 2017 - PRLog -- As NSW gears up for the first of many heat waves this Summer, with temperatures in Greater Western Sydney tipped to reach the 40s tomorrow, families across the state could stand to lose power for over a day or more if power demand exceeds supply. According to My Generator, Australia's leading online supplier of power generators, residents in Australia's most densely populated and power hungry state could lose up to $250 worth of groceries due to power loss, not to mention the inconvenience to the family, if the experience of their South Australian counterparts is anything to go by.

In South Australia, power outages have cost families upwards of $30 million. The figure is based on the 120k SA families who lost electricity for over 12 hours due to outages earlier this year. Conservatively, a typical NSW family could lose almost $250 due to fresh food – like meat, fruit, vegetables and milk – going off, not factoring the inconvenience or cost to the family of not being able to cook, stay connected with friends and family, or entertain themselves.

"Wild weather has been part of the NSW summer for years and with extreme conditions once again forecast, from bush fires, heat waves and storms, the state could be in for another rocky Summer if weather conditions impact the supply of power. The $30 million worth of groceries lost by over 120k families in South Australia was an utter waste and the reality is NSW families could stand to lose the same, if not more due to the size of the population," said Sean Connolly, Co-Founder, My Generator.

"If there's an infant or new born in the house, the inconvenience and cost can be even greater as parents will need access to equipment like boiling water and sterilisers. Some families may even have to organise a hotel room for the night if they need access to electricity immediately."

For a small business, the loss of power for a day or more can be very costly. A small café, for example, that averages 100 customers a day, would turn over anywhere between $1500-1750 per day just on coffees. Not having power for a day would be the equivalent of losing a hefty sum for the business owner.

Chris Moyle runs a food truck, called Wienerbago and knows the importance of ensuring his stock doesn't go off. "Unfortunately we do keep experiencing power failures, whether it's through storms or electricity issues, and I simply can't afford to lose all my stock each and every time the electricity goes off. So I decided to purchase a small backup generator in case of emergencies."

"With the likelihood of power outages being very high during Summer, we want to minimise the impact to the lives of NSW families across the state. A small backup generator, which can run mission critical appliances for up to 12 hours, will give any family the peace of mind that they won't be completely cut off from necessary electrical appliances during what can be a daunting and trying time," concluded Connolly.

Cromtech Portable Generator

My Generator have released an affordable power solution for NSW families concerned about power disruption. The Cromtech Outback 2400 Watt Portable Inverter Generator is a small, quiet unit which can run essential household appliances for over 12 hours and retails for under $900.

For families concerned about the cost, My Generator has a special offer: if the generator isn't used this summer (prior to 1March 2018), the customer can return the item for a full refund. For full T&C's visit https://www.mygenerator.com.au/cromtech-portable-generator-money-back-guarantee.

For further information or to schedule an interview with Sean Connolly please contact N O W! Communications on:

Francesca Millena, francesca@nowcommunications.com.au / 0423 275 968

Joe Hughes, joe@nowcommunications.com.au / 0455 494 409

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