There are certain times of year when we simply expect the occasional power outage. Our utility companies do great work, and when there’s an emergency, they act as quickly as they can. Unfortunately, that only gets you so far. Some people rely on a constant supply of electricity to power life-saving medical equipment, and all of us have grown so accustomed to using our electronics and household appliances that doing without them for even a few hours is difficult. Not to mention the fact that when there is a storm, it’s important to be able to access television and the internet to monitor weather updates.