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shentongroup Provides Emergency Generator Power Solution for Financial Company

Products & Services supplied: Power Call Emergency Generator Rental

Project Description

Overview
Where space and costs are a significant factor, continuous power supplies do not necessarily have to be compromised.  For Klarity Vision, a Peterborough-based professional business and tax solutions specialist, a permanent generator set was unsuitable.  The company turned to shentongroup which now provides its Power Call Generator Rental service, guaranteeing that Klarity Vision receives ‘power within the hour’ in the event of mains power failures.

Problem
Mains power supplies are an increasingly less reliable resource for scores of organisations throughout the country.  With the lowest levels of National Grid reserve power in recent years, it’s no wonder that more and more businesses whose service levels rely on continuous power supplies are now considering their standby power strategies.

For organisations operating within the finance sector, customer services, and data provision and integrity depend wholly on reliable and continuous power.  Providing a large portfolio of clients with book keeping, accounts, audits, tax planning and tax return preparation services, for Klarity Vision, the prospect of brownouts and blackouts equates to a serious compromise of it’s services, especially at peak times of the year, such as the January tax returns period.  Therefore, the company turned to shentongroup to secure the most suitable continuous power solution.

However, as well as the obvious high expenditure of investing in a permanent generator set, another significant factor related to the company’s ownership of space around their building premises.   This meant that permission to install a permanent standby generator would be very difficult to achieve.

Solution
shentongroup Managing Director, Jody Meek, detailed the options available to Klarity Vision: “The cost of an installed generator set can be relatively high. A realistic budget for a permanently installed automatic generator is £230 per KW.  This means that, if the maximum demand on your building is 100KW, then the costs will be around £23,000”.  Jody added: “Therefore, considering Klarity Vision’s space limitations and that fact that their business can sustain a short period of time with no power, shentongroup’s Power Call emergency generator rental service was the most logical and viable solution”.

Shaun Crozier of Klarity Vision comments: “We chose Power Call to save the upfront costs of a permanent standby generator”.

shentongroup’s Jody Meek continued: “The costs of an emergency power supply are significantly lower and a system can usually be up and running within just a few weeks, subject to site survey.  Klarity Vision’s power requirement was to provide a consistent 100amp supply to the office, situated on an out of town business park.  So once the initial installation of weatherproof plug and socket was positioned on the most accessible part of Klarity Vision’s building, with depots throughout the UK, shentongroup’s Power Call will now ensure that a backup generator will be onsite and operational within the hour.  Guaranteed within three hours or your money back, Power Call’s record to date is just 23 minutes”.

Outcomes
Klarity Vision now has the assurance of emergency power generator access 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.  As part of its Power Call contract, the company has unlimited access to as many emergency callouts as are needed, for no extra cost.

Klarity Vision’s Shaun Crozier concluded: “…the installation went smoothly. Lack of power would have a big impact on the business, especially during peak periods, such as January”.

About shentongroup
shentongroup is the UK’s leading technical expert in standby power, uninterruptible power supplies, and combined heat and power supplies. The company provides power solutions to organisations spanning a broad array of industries that rely on continuous power supplies and includes; education, finance, telecoms, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, IT, government, utilities, and sport and leisure.

Providing emergency power generator access 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year through a nationwide network of power generator engineers and depots, shentongroup’s Power Call aims to have a generator on-site and running within one hour of a power failure. shentongroup’s record for delivering an emergency standby generator is just 23 minutes and the company is so confident of it’s response times and efficiency that it guarantees client’s generator power within three hours – or their money back.

shentongroup’s standby generator range includes single and three phase generator solutions, ranging from 10kVA to 3.2MVA.  All include a full range of weatherproof canopies to meet sound attenuation levels; proven industry-leading control systems and switchgear hardware; integral bunded base-frame fuel tanks and fuel management systems; containerised modular solutions; custom built drop-over acoustic canopies; and skid-mounted ‘open’ sets for specific applications.

To understand what the best emergency power solution for your business is, download our whitepaper – How important is power continuity to your business

About Klarity Vision
Klarity Vision comprises an affiliated group of members who provide access to a range of services to both business owners and individuals.  Each member firm has a range of experience and can assist clients in areas including; book keeping, accounts, audits, tax planning and tax return preparation.  The affiliated members pride themselves on their customer service and are noted by clients as being value for money, professional and courteous, providing a fast response and turnaround, and for having multiple site locations.

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