If you run a company where you can't afford to have the shop shut down, no matter what the weather conditions or electrical complications could be, it's time to take some precautionary action. You want to invest some money into products and supplies that will help you keep the shop running, even if you have power shortages or you are without power entirely. Get estimates to have these different things installed around your property.
Providing electricity to the plant with solar energy is an easy way to save energy costs now, and to keep everything moving when there is no electricity. You can have panels installed throughout the building or out on the property, and choose to have the energy stored or to use it regularly. See how much of your businesses energy usage you can cut with solar energy options.
An industrial generator is ideal when you don't have electricity and you need to maintain power throughout the building as needed. You can have this unit installed and set to kick on as soon as the regular power is cut off or delayed. You can first go to your stored solar energy, and then use your backup generator if you think this would be the easiest. Shop around for costs and find a unit that can power your entire shop, and then have it professionally installed.
See if you can put battery backup options on some of the machines and tools around the shop. If the power is only going in and out temporarily, some of the tools that you use regularly may be able to run with their batter back up until their power source is restored. This can prevent you from having to start up the generator, or tap into your solar energy.
There are other things that you may want to consider to help with power outages, like having sky lights and other windows in the building so that natural light can light the space when needed. If you always fear what would happen if you lost power or if you are too busy to worry about it and you're going into a season where extreme storms can be expected, these are three different options that can help save your business. Find out more when you get prices for all of these items, and when you get installation and use information.