As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, the demand for electricity increases. This can put a strain on the national grid, which can lead to power outages. That’s why it’s essential to have a backup power solution in place to protect your business. A backup generator is an alternative option to mains power for keeping your lights on and your appliances running even when the power goes out.

In February this year, the UK was hit by Storm Eunice. The storm caused widespread damage and power outages, resulting in a surge in enquiries for diesel generators across the country. Rental companies could not keep up with the demand, leaving many people stranded without power. With the predicted bad winter, we urge people to get in contact sooner rather than later to discuss power continuity plans.

2022 Power Crisis

We have seen an influx in generator enquiries due to the current power crisis. With power bills at an all-time high, people are looking at alternative power generation. With the vulnerability of the power market and rising energy costs, a potential option could be to rent a generator before investing in a permanent onsite generator. Your energy consumption and varying fuel prices play a part in whether it will be more cost-effective to obtain your power via a generator or the National Grid. Trialling a rental generator will be a safer option for the foreseeable future.

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What to Look for When Renting a Generator

When renting a generator, there are a few things you should take into consideration to ensure you get the best possible service. Here are three things to look for:

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1. A company that offers a wide range of generator sizes.
This way, you can be sure to find the right rental generator for your needs.

2. A generator rental company with experience.
This way, you can be confident that they will be able to advise you on the best generator for your specific temporary power requirements.

3. A generator rental company that offers a comprehensive service.
This means that they will deliver and set up the generator for you, so you don’t have to worry about anything.

By keeping these three things in mind, you can be sure to find the best generator rental company for your needs.

Generator Rental for Businesses

A power cut can be a major inconvenience. But for businesses, a power outage can mean lost revenue and productivity. That’s why it’s important to have a plan in place for how to deal with a power outage. Rental Generators can provide you with the power you need to keep your business running.

What Size Generator Do I Need?

The size of the generator is important, as you don’t want to end up with a generator that is too small and won’t be able to power all of your appliances or one that is too big and will be too expensive to run.

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Below are some of the questions to consider to size your generator correctly:

  • Are you currently running off of a 3phase or 1phase supply?
  • What is the size of your mains incomer?
  • What is your power usage?
  • What do you want the generator to power/support?

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  • The run time required of the generator
  • Do you have a fuel management/ strategy in place?
  • Where do you intend to locate the generator?

You will also need to rent cables, accessories and spill kits; these elements typically form part of the generator rental package. There are many things to consider, so it is vital that you speak to a reputable generator company that can offer the support that you need.

Disaster Recovery Planning For Businesses

A generator is a key element of any disaster recovery plan. Generator rental can provide your business with the backup power it needs to keep operations running in the event of an outage.

Creating a resilient strategy starts with understanding the risks your business faces. Once you have identified the potential hazards, you can begin to develop a plan that outlines how your business will continue to operate in the event of a disruption.

Your disaster recovery plan should be tailored to your specific business needs and take into account the type of hazards you are likely to face. For example, if your business is located in an area that is prone to severe weather events, you will need to consider how you will maintain power during an outage.

Download your FREE whitepaper to plan a resilient disaster recovery strategy, including a business continuity plan to get you started.

Shenton Group’s Comprehensive Generator Rental Service

Shenton Group has been working in the generator industry for over 40 years supporting commercial clients and offers a comprehensive generator rental service, which includes delivery, installation and maintenance.

Our rental packages are bespoke, and we will investigate the best solution for your needs, removing the guesswork. Even if you are unsure of what you need, and how and where you can install it, our technical experts can advise you from start to finish ensuring you get the correct support for your requirements, and providing complete peace of mind.

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Protect Yourself Against Power Outages

Shenton Group offers a complete generator rental service to commercial clients. So if you’re an organisation that needs to keep critical operations running, renting a diesel generator is a good option to consider, but don’t leave it till the last minute.

To rent a generator or to discuss how you can protect your business from power outages this winter, speak to the UK’s Leading Technical Experts today!

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