How to hire your ideal temporary generator

12th October 2022

Have you ever had a generator delivered and it’s too large for your site setup? Or after installation realised the cables provided weren’t long enough? These situations can be all too common in the temporary power sector, but we can offer some advice on how to prevent this in the future.

In this article, we will:

  • Show you how to understand your temporary power needs
  • Identify your installation pain points
  • Discuss how your site layout can determine your generator options

Specify your essentials

The first thing we’ll do to ensure the solution we provide is appropriate for your needs. We’ll discuss the application, listen to what you say, and provide a view on options. When a customer calls for power, it is not uncommon for power to be the secondary thought or a last-minute requirement. You’ve got your most important equipment ready but now you need help to power it. The usual call we receive is to be asked for power without knowing what exactly is required. Wernick Power is here to provide the most efficient, cost-effective solution.

For example, if you obtain a 10-bay cabin arrangement and asked for a 200kVA generator without our advice, that chosen generator could be too large for your power usage on site. Consequently, by running on a low load, you would be wasting fuel, releasing unnecessary carbon, and significantly reducing the life of the generator. This would also lead to decreasing reliability, which would inevitably cause project issues and increased costs. Engaging early with our team can help to identify your cheapest, greenest, or most efficient solution.

In a nutshell, you can tell us what you want to power, and we will provide you with the best, most compatible option that will also save you money.

Now, let’s go through the steps so we can help you achieve this.

Step 1: Discuss what’s on your site

Do you have site accommodation? If yes, tell us what they are going to be used for, number located on-site, and what will be inside the cabins. Will you have anything else on site such as hoppers or pumps? By telling us what’s going on at your location we’ll be able to accurately calculate how much power you will need for your job. Importantly, think about additional power that may be required later in the project.

By providing an overview of the site layout, equipment being powered and site load profile, we can establish whether a simple generator and fuel tank will suffice, or whether a hybrid solution will save you money and reduce environmental impact.

Step 2: Tell us about your site layout

Understanding where your generator can be installed will help us work out how and when we can transport it for you.

By discussing your site layout, we can see where your generator can be best placed, and look out for your surroundings. If you have offices in the area, we can ensure that your generator will be installed away from any open windows so people can work worry-free without any running fumes or noise pollution.

Remember, the earlier we know about your site layout, the better and most cost effective our solution will be.

If needed, one of our skilled team members will attend site to conduct a survey for you.

Step 3: Provide a solution and quotation

We’ll provide you with a quotation to suit your needs and aspirations, whilst ensuring we are not over specifying the solution. We won’t oversell you something you don’t need or won’t benefit from.

With our advanced software systems, we can monitor live functions to identify trends, and we may provide an alternative, better option, should your workload change or not be as first planned.

Key things to take away…

  • We will never over-spec your generator but will optimise the solution
  • We will work with you to establish your needs, with onsite support if required
  • We can calculate your energy use to ensure you get the perfect installation that’s tailored to your needs, and at a competitive price
  • We can prioritise cost, carbon reduction, space and noise, in line with your project’s requirements

Click here to find out about our generator hire.