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Fri, November 7, 2014 – Electrical Site Foreman, Building Services Company

Fri, November 7, 2014 – Electrical Site Foreman, Building Services Company

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your site team for the excellent service you provided for the recent generator hire at the hospital. Special thanks goes to Tom and Doug for their professional manner in conducting the initial site survey, organising the site delivery and collection of the generators, installation and removal of the cables and for their attendance on both Saturday and Sunday during the test. I would have no hesitation in using your services again in the future.

Tues, October 28, 2014 – Manager, Important Historical Building

Tues, October 28, 2014 – Manager, Important Historical Building

I’d would like to thank you and the Shenton Group for acting so quickly in removing the generator from site. This has enabled the restoration works at ********* to take place and with a few days grace so we are all delighted. I understand that the crane operator was excellent in how he manipulated the generator out of a tight spot, please give him my congratulations for being so precise in his operation. As Shenton Group are now officially on our books I will do all I can to promote your company and will be discussing this at next weeks meeting with all the other site managers who may wish to use your services where we have stand by generation. Once again many thanks for all your help it was most appreciated.

Specifying diesel standby generators for homes

It’s becoming more common to see standby diesel generators installed in homes. For many properties the reliance on technology is no longer just to provide heat and light.

The demand for standby generators specified for these high end properties has increased by 60% as the option to provide continuous power becomes easier. Read more »

Do I need planning permission for a standby power generator?

Standby Diesel generators, especially those in inner-city or urban areas, can often require planning permission. With stricter guidelines around air quality and environmental health, planning for generators is a complex topic.

Requirements vary regionally, but the guidance below will help you find local contacts and answer some common questions to find out how standby generator planning impacts your project requirements. Read more »

What is ‘Peak lopping’ and how can it help to maintain power supply?

‘Peak lopping’ otherwise known as ‘peak shaving’, is the use of an additional power source (such as a generator) in synchronisation with the mains power supply, to deliver enough power to meet the peak demand that cannot be met by the mains supply.

Using a generator to provide a ‘peak lopping’ power supply, will enable the use of the most cost effective mains power but provide the added support to reinforce the mains power during periods of high demand. Read more »

Mon, August 18, 2014 – Group Operations Manager of Racing Circuit

Mon, August 18, 2014 – Group Operations Manager of Racing Circuit

Thank you very much for helping us out of a hole a couple of weekends ago with supply of the emergency generator and please pass on my thanks to Doug as well. We had 300+ guests in the suites on the Sunday and all their food was in 2 chiller trailers that would have all gone in the bin!!

Fri, July 25, 2014 – Tyre Specialists

Fri, July 25, 2014 – Tyre Specialists

Very happy with your company, we have a lot of power outages where we are and your generators have never failed to start, been excellent and the service is good. Don’t worry I would never think of going anywhere else when other project arise.

Challenges of CHP Sizing

There is always a tendency for CHP to be oversized, especially when the selection is based on thermal output. This leads to reductions in annual running time, and considerable loss of financial saving for the client. In extreme cases it can lead to physical damage due to excessive shutdowns and failures. Read more »

CHP versus other renewable energy sources

When there is such a range of energy-saving and carbon reduction technologies available, it may often be difficult to decide amongst them. It is true to say that each individual technology should be considered on its own merits, and the services of a specialist consultant may be required in order to manage the performance and financial assessments that are part of this process. Read more »

Thurs, June 5, 2014 – Medical Research Company

Thurs, June 5, 2014 – Medical Research Company

Again, please pass along my thanks to Alex for staying on site to rectify the wiring issue for us & avoiding having to re-schedule a visit – very much appreciated. He was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and personable

 

Answering your CHP questions at UK AD & Biogas 2014 – Stand A061

What is a CHP system? What are the real benefits of using CHP systems? Are they suitable for all buildings? Where do they prove most efficient?

We will be answering these and other questions on power solutions and CHP at this years UK AD & Biogas event , showcasing our Gas Combined Heat and Power System – Power Therm.
CHP systems can drastically lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint; they also have the capability to run fully independent from the electricity grid. Read more »