The business benefits of Critical Power

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South Africa, May 15, 2024

South Africa is facing a growing energy crisis, and businesses are feeling the pressure. To stay competitive in this challenging environment, business leaders need to keep their customers happy while navigating some tough macro-factors.

In these trying times, there's a strong argument for businesses to embrace digital energy technologies. These innovations can make a real difference, not only for your bottom line but for your sustainability efforts as well.

What is Critical Power?

Critical power refers to the power required to keep vital business systems and processes running during periods of power outages or, in the South African context, load shedding. 


The business advantages of adopting a critical power strategy


Energy independence

Imagine having the power to plan, optimise, and track your business operations without being at the mercy of power outages or instability. That's what energy independence offers. Thanks to the combination of hybrid grids and renewables, your business can keep its doors open, even in the face of energy challenges.


Competitive advantages

Being able to operate through power outages is a game-changer. Your competitors might have to close their doors or slow down, but you can continue serving your customers. This isn't just about operational advantages; it's about reputation and profitability as well. Energy security is the key to staying ahead.



Critical power solutions are flexible and can adapt to your changing business needs. The scalability and modular nature of critical power technologies mean that you can swap out faulty equipment without having to replace the whole system.


Maximising energy output and reducing wastage

In today's challenging economic landscape, every cent counts. Critical power and digital energy monitoring and optimisation tools can help you find where you can save and improve your energy mix. By managing your energy smarter, you can reduce the need for generators and expensive diesel.


Promoting sustainability and fighting climate change

Companies are under close scrutiny on how they handle their carbon footprint. With critical power technologies, you can track your carbon footprint and create eco-friendly energy management policies. This means senior management can make informed decisions that embrace hybrid or renewable energy initiatives.


Tax rebates and government incentives

The South African government is offering tax deductions on renewable energy capital expenses. This not only offsets initial costs but also accelerates your return on investment. It's a win-win situation.


In conclusion, adopting a critical power plan in South Africa isn't just a good idea – it's a strategic necessity. It's your ticket to overcoming the energy crisis and surpassing your competitors in sustainability initiatives. 

Become an energy-secure organisation with Logicalis and Huawei Critical Power solutions.

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