Australia & New Zealand have had more than their fair share of disasters of late that included extensive disruption to electricity supply. These days petrol bowsers are electrically powered so the question arises as to how people fill up during a persistent disruption? Could the SA State Government or the RAA automobile association survey service stations to compile a list of those that have independent electricity generators (or solar cell/battery systems) to power some or all of their bowsers?
Does such a list already exist and, if so, is there a web site and/or a GPS-aware mobile phone application available to quickly locate them?
In all likelihood there are too few with backup power to cope – so these measures would be only a first step in a program to encouraged more of them. A useful corollary might be to survey (and increase) the number of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) backed traffic lights on major routes.