Planning For Temporary Power
Determine your facility’s electrical load. Before you rent temporary power, you have to know how much you need. Full power, If you have to keep your whole facility operating as it would with utility-supplied power, you need to determine your aggregate electrical load. A statement of your electrical capacity is also available at your local utility. Priority Power, At times you may want to power only those electrical loads that serve critical functions at your facility; if so, you need to prioritize individual loads.
Know where to rent generator sets and related equipment. Your rental generator sets are only as reliable as the supplier who backs them. Michigan CAT has the equipment you need and a staff qualified to solve your problems and service the machines. Here are basic questions to ask the supplier: What is the kilowatt range of your generator set rental fleet? Can you deliver immediately? What if I need a generator in the middle of the night, or during a holiday? How are your rental contracts structured? Have you ever rented generator sets to customers in my industry? What equipment/manpower do I need to provide? What technical service/support do you offer? How do I know my rental units are 100 percent reliable? What happens if a generator set I rent goes down?
Answer by thinking about the following before the power goes off at your facility. How will the generator sets get from the dealership to your facility. Where will you put the generator units? How will you get cable from the generators sets outside your building to electrical distribution boxes inside? Where will you get cable? Can you store enough fuel close to the area where you plan to keep the generator sets? Do you have people on staff who can hook up the generator sets and check to ensure they will operate properly?