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4 Ways You’re Losing Money by Not Using a Standby Generator

A power outage can have a detrimental effect on your business, and you could lose a lot more money than you think. If you don’t have a generator in place and there’s an outage in the area, here are some of the ways you could lose revenue.

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We’ve Expanded Our Range of Fuel Tanks

Generator rental specialist, Generator Power, has recently ordered more fuel tanks from Western Global to add to their growing range.

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Come See Us at Utility Week Live

On 23rd and 24th May 2017, we’ll be exhibiting at Utility Week Live at the NEC in Birmingham.

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We’re Proud Sponsors of The Fred Whitton Challenge

On Sunday 7th May 2017, The Fred Whitton Challenge took place in Cumbria. This major event sees participants cycling 112 miles around the Lake District, starting and finishing in Grasmere.

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We’re Powering the Cumbrian Challenge and the Balmoral Challenge for Walking With The Wounded

We’re once again supporting Walking with the Wounded by supplying our generators for their Cumbrian Challenge and Balmoral Challenge.

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Support Amy in the London Marathon for Charity

Our Accounts Utility Clerk, Amy Scorah has entered the London Marathon and needs your help raising money for Mountain Rescue, RNLI and Leeds Children's Transplant Team.

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The Ultimate Guide To Talking to Climate Sceptics

In spite of the overwhelming amount of facts supporting climate change, there are still numerous climate sceptics who strongly believe that the entire concept is a worldwide conspiracy that has no solid foundations. These people often respond aggressively when discussing matters related to global warming and climate change.

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Join Us in Celebrating the Launch of Our New Brand

To celebrate the launch of our new brand, everyone who places and order with us in November will receive a free t-shirt.

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A Guide to Hiring Power Generators for Your Outdoor Event

Should you hire generators for a significant outdoor event? The answer is, without a doubt, yes. Regardless if you’re putting together a great sporting event or you’re getting ready to tie the knot with a lovely open air reception, you will almost always require a reliable source of power to keep everyone content.

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What Should You Do During a Power Outage at Work?

We all know that without electricity, business would likely come to a standstill. However, we often forget that we could experience an outage at any time. If you were to experience a power cut at work, what should you do?

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Sponsor Lorraine in the Great North Run for Beating Bowel Cancer

Our very own Lorraine Wilby, Hire Desk Controller, is taking part in the Great North Run 2017 to raise money for Beating Bowel Cancer, and needs your help to reach her fundraising goal of £515.

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Dealing with an Unexpected Power Cut

In almost all cases, a power cut is an unexpected and unfortunate event that we are rarely fully prepared for. Whether it happens on an individual level or the whole neighbourhood finds itself with no electricity, you need to know what you have to do and take action fast.

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How to Choose a Temporary Power Provider

Choosing a dedicated temporary power provider can definitely have its benefits - whether you require a power supply for ongoing housing developments, or you simply need a name to trust in case of an emergency. It’s important you find the right partner, so what should you look for?

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Top 30 Environmental Blogs of 2016 (so far)

The easiest way to stay up to date with the latest ecology and environment news is reading environmental blogs. They will provide you with the latest eco news in a way that will help you absorb the information with ease.

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Railway Station Power Outage in the North West

Last month we received a call from a major railway station in the North West, who required four generators on-site, following a sudden power outage.

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A 4 Step Guide to Planning a Successful Event

Events season is fast approaching, and when planning an event, regardless of its size, there’s a lot to consider. From choosing a location and hiring equipment, to putting together a safety plan, here are our tips for ensuring your event goes off without a hitch.

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Emergency Generator Hire, Central London

On a Bank Holiday Saturday afternoon, we received a call from a customer who needed two 1250kVA synchronised generators, tanks and cables on site in central London, as well as an engineer to help install the generators, following an emergency.

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Join Us in Supporting Armed Forces Day 2016

We are proud to be supporting Armed Forces Weekend, held in Sunderland, to help raise money for Help for Heroes and show support for the Armed Forces community.

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Help Us Support Cancer Research UK’s Relay for Life 2016

We are happy to be supporting the Cancer Research Relay for Life Jarrow at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow on 16th July for what will be their 10th year running the event.

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Generator Power Aid Local Charity After Drastic Flood Damage

The end of 2015 saw what was recorded as the wettest month in British history with widespread flooding causing damage and destruction throughout the UK, in particular the north of England and parts of Scotland and Wales.

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Generator Power to the Rescue When Wooler Was Hit by Storm

Wooler is a stone-built market town in Northumberland, which sits high above the Wooler Water in the foothills of the Cheviot Hills, providing a natural gateway to the Glendale and Northumberland National Park.

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The Ultimate Guide to Power Efficiency: How to Save More Power

Global warming is real. Not only is it a critical issue for our planet (to say the least), but it is becoming more and more pronounced with each passing day. We hear about global warming all the time in the news, among environmental activists and toss the idea around in debatable conversations with our peers, but are we truly aware of the impact that it has on Earth and how severe the consequences are if we don’t take action?

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Generator Power Provide Emergency Equipment to Aid Flood Rescue

Last month saw the UK have its wettest December in a century, with the north of England, and parts of Scotland and Wales, being hit particularly hard. Around 16,000 houses across Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Cumbria were affected as an unprecedented amount of rain fell.

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Winter Home Energy Saving Tips

The autumn and winter months can be a bit of a shock to the system once the summer season is finally over. After the clocks go back and the nights start to get darker earlier, this is usually the time the temperature starts to drop and households use more heating and power.

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The Benefits of Generator Operated Mobile Welfare Units

Mobile welfare units provide warmth and shelter for construction workers, they’re compact, easily towed to site and are normally powered by diesel generators. Take a welfare unit to site with you and it has a number of benefits, some of which are listed here.

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Are We Better Equipped for Winters in 2015?

As the sun shines and we head into the first week of October 2015 it seems hard to imagine cold, freezing, and what could only be classed as arctic weather in the UK right now.

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Preventative Generator Maintenance

Power outages are common during extreme weather conditions. High winds are one of the main culprits, ripping down power lines and leaving areas without electricity for days at a time. Emergency generators provide essential support during these types of conditions but depending on how well they are maintained, they might not provide the protection you were expecting.

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Electrical Safety Around the Home

Life without electricity is unthinkable. As a nation we are used to a variety of electrical devices that rely on a mains power supply. Shut that supply off and this is when people panic. They look for other solutions to provide heat, light and power, such as emergency generators for example.

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We’ve Just Supported the Stockton International Riverside Festival

We had an urgent request recently at Generator Power from the organisers of Stockton International Riverside Festival (SIRF). Their request was simple. They asked if we could supply 14 generators at short notice, with delivery to Stockton Town centre as soon as possible to ensure there’d be no shortage of light and power to the event.

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False Facts About Diesel Generators That Everyone Thinks Are True

As one of the UK’s leading providers of power hire solutions, we’ve heard just about every single fact about generators you could imagine. Some facts are true, others are totally wide of the mark, to clear up any misconceptions you might have about generators, we thought we’d cover the most misguided facts and natural assumptions people make about portable power.

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Summer Storms Cause Power Outs

Wow! How hot has it been lately? We’re pretty sure most of the nation has been looking forward to a warmer spell of weather, but what we couldn’t have anticipated is July 1st being the hottest day since records began.

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Events Generator Power Will Be Supporting This July

We’ve got a busy July schedule ahead of us here at Generator Power. The summer diary is filling up fast, last weekend our hire teams were headlining at Glastonbury, plus we had engineers at Lord March’s stately home in Goodwood for The Festival of Speed, and this forthcoming weekend is going to be just as hectic.

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Back in the Saddle Again

Call us mad, call us a glutton for punishment, call us what you like, but we’ve been at it again, raising money for a worthy charity, and completing our biggest bike ride to-date.

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Getting Smart With: LPG Generators

In recent times it’s been popular to convert cars to run on LPG fuel. Conversions on larger capacity petrol engine vehicles in particular have seen an upsurge, as drivers look at ways to save money on fuel.

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Imagine a Day Without Power

Most of us take electricity for granted. It’s a commodity we naturally assume will always be there. Flick a light switch and you can see where you are going, turn on the radio and you can listen to the latest best-selling tunes, without realising it, your home and you are totally dependent on electrical power sources.

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Nepal Quake Zone Receives Emergency Generators

Like millions of viewers across the globe, we watched in horror at the impact and after-effects of the Nepal earthquake two weeks ago and today, as we write this news article on 12th May, another major quake has been reported in the region, measuring a magnitude of 7.3 on the scale.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electricity (Infographic)

Electricity. We use it so much, in every facet of our lives, that it's easy at times to forget just what a scientific marvel it is. Let's take a look at a few easily overlooked facts about electricity and take a moment to appreciate all that it's done to improve our lives.

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The Real Cost of Running Your Home with Electricity

Your home is reliant on electricity. If the power fails an emergency generator will ensure you have temporary power until the mains connection is re-established, it’ll keep your electrical appliances running and provide you with plenty of light at night.

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Diesel Generators Help to Save Lives

It’s bad enough being confined to hospital when you feel poorly so can you image how miserable you would feel if there was a blackout during your trip to A&E?

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Read all about us in Executive Hire News

We’ve just received some brilliant exposure in this month’s publication of Executive Hire News and boy, do we feel proud.

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Expect These Three Things From Your Emergency Power Provider

As a customer, quite rightly, you expect a number of things when you need emergency power fast.

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Top causes of electrical incidents around the house

Everyone knows electricity can kill but that doesn’t stop the average household taking unnecessary risks when it comes to domestic electric supplies. The risk of shock, fire and fatalities is a genuine concern and these are the common causes of electrical incidents around the home.

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Follow These Three Steps if You Lose Power at Home

It’s a little bit unnerving when your home is suddenly plunged into darkness without warning. One minute you’re sat there watching your favourite television programme and the next you are wondering where you keep your flashlight.

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Telemetry takes remote monitoring to another level

We’re often asked by customers at Generator Power how we monitor our emergency power plants when they are positioned in remote, hard-to-access locations. Our answer is simple. We get them to site using all-terrain access vehicles and once there we can track them using our top-notch telemetry service. This has significant advantages.

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How to Lower Energy Consumption in the New Year

Most families feel the pinch after the Christmas holidays. If your credit card has taken quite a beating and your bank balance is glowing red following the festivities, it’s time to cut back a little in January and look at ways in which you can lower your outgoings.

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Imagine You Lost Power this Christmas

Heaven forbid you lose power over the yuletide period. Imagine how stressful it would be if the oven turned off as you were cooking the Christmas turkey or the telly went blank during the Queen’s speech.

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Simple Operating Advice for Portable Generators

A portable generator is a useful device if you require power in a remote area. Plug electrical appliances into the generator, power it up and you can bathe areas in light, provide heat, or run essential equipment without the need for a permanent electrical supply.

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How Low Will Fuel Prices Go?

The oil price plunge continues and this is good news for motorists and anybody that is running standby or emergency generators.

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National Grid Takes Emergency Measures this Winter

We’ve just read an interesting report in The Telegraph.. According to their energy editor, the National Grid is taking emergency measures to prevent the possibility of blackouts this winter.

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Electric Hot Spots in Your Kitchen

Worried about the rising cost of electricity? So are we at Generator Power, this is a real concern for anyone that has household bills to pay. Kitchens in particular are a huge drain on energy reserves. This is one area packed with electrical items, all drawing power from the national grid.

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LPG safety advice

Our last blog explored the merits of LPG generators, they’re cheaper to run, good for the environment and work silently out on site.

Pay attention to safety when using LPG and it’s an affordable and practical fuel. We examine some of the basic safety aspects to consider and highlight danger areas to avoid.

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SMART households save money

The Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) released some interesting data recently. They have been monitoring domestic and business customers for a 2-year period, analysing electric consumption using smart meters as part of the project.

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Tariff types explained

As the UK is braces itself for the onslaught of winter it’s not a bad time to consider switching electricity tariffs if you haven’t already done so.

Stick with the same old tariff each year and you could be wasting money, do a price comparison though and there are plenty of savings to be made.

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Do your bit to reduce electric consumption this winter

Dark nights and colder weather often mean there’s an increase in electric usage, with the National Grid reporting there could be a shortage of power this winter, this is a good opportunity to explore the idea of power saving, what can be done to lessen the impact on the main grid?

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5 basic things to check during a power cut

It can be quite alarming if the power suddenly goes out at your home and the property is plunged into darkness. In most cases the power cut is a temporary blip and normal service is resumed within a short space of time.

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5 Reasons Your Generator Might Break Down

Our power plants are serviced and maintained to the highest standards at Generator Power, they’re fuel-efficient, reliable and fire up straight away, whenever they are called into action.

Other generators might not be as dependable so we thought we’d explain some of the more common reasons why emergency power units fail to respond.

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Marquee Etiquette Made Simple

One of the fun aspects of our job at Generator Power is providing power solutions for social gatherings. We really like it when we get to rendezvous at special get-togethers, particularly when a marquee is the main feature.

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Three Peaks Success

We did it! The Three Peaks challenge has come and gone and not only did our intrepid team successfully complete this epic journey they also exceeded their fundraising target, raising a sizeable chunk of cash for Cancer Research in the process.

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Tour de Yorkshire

We’ve covered quite a few events already this year at Generator Power but the Yorkshire leg of the Tour de France will stick with us for quite some time.

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Just 2 Days to Go Until Our Epic ‘Three Peak Challenge’

We do all we can for charitable causes at Generator Power, our latest fundraising adventure starts in a mere 2 days, we’re taking on the mighty three peak challenge to raise money for Cancer Research.

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Why We Love Rail Live

We like to keep busy at Generator Power, regular readers of our blogs will know how action-packed our schedule is but we always spare the time for industry-related events.

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It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Mouth of the Tyne Festival

It seems hard to believe but the Mouth of Tyne Festival has returned for its 10th anniversary this year, between 9th and 16th July crowds will flock to the event in their thousands.

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We Are Travelling 526 Miles in 6 Days for Cancer Research UK

Here at Generator Power we want to do everything we can to fight back against cancer. And so while recovering from our cycle from Leeds to Paris last year, we decided to take on the three peak challenge.

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5 Things to Check During a Power Cut

It can be quite alarming if the power suddenly goes out at your home and the property is plunged into darkness. In most cases the power cut is a temporary blip and normal service is resumed within a short space of time.

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Tent Poles at the Ready, It’s Time for the Yorkshire Rose Challenge

As you might have gathered by now, we like to do our bit for good causes. So when we heard about the Yorkshire Rose Challenge we jumped at the chance to offer our support for this worthy event.

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Generator Power to Support Charity Car Show

We had an email recently from a lady called Linda Gosling asking if we would like to donate a generator for a charity car show in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and LGI Brain Injury Unit.

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Power Outage Survival Kit (Infographic)

Take a look at our Power Outage Survival Kit- these essential items could help the duration of any power outage more bearable.

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Generator Rental: What Is It Used For?

Emergency generator rental is often provided through an industrial energy solution business like ourselves. The reason the generator is rented though, varies. There are 3 common uses for an emergency generator.

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Charity cheque handover for sponsored cycle

Regular visitors to our news page might remember Steve Cardwell, Simon Ferguson and Andy Clark taking part in a charity bike ride from Leeds to Paris last year. They covered 266 miles and had to endure horrendous weather to complete the epic three day journey.

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3 Things You Should Expect from a Rapid Response Generator Hire Company

Pick up the phone to call an emergency generator hire company and you expect a standard service level from the beginning, you need power in a hurry and can’t afford to hang around.

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Our Emergency Response Team in in Overdrive Helping UK Power Suppliers

Generator Power is the largest, independent hire company in the United Kingdom. We have developed intrinsic partnerships with major utility companies throughout the UK including NPG, ENW, Scottish Power and SSE.

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Ways to Save Power This Year

As you might gather, we’re pretty passionate about electricity. If you read our blogs or take a tour of our website you’ll see a firm that has built a business around providing emergency power to its customers.But that doesn’t mean we condone wasting power, far from it, we like to save power where possible.

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What to Look for in Your Generator Hire Company

Whether you need to hire power plant for a planned outage, or you're in an emergency situation, you need to make sure you find the right company. So what should you look for in your generator hire company?

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Staying Safe at Christmas

Well it’s nearly that time of year again guys and we’re not sure where the months have gone at Generator Power. Looking back, this has been a busy 12 months but a productive one and like most of the nation, we’re looking forward to spending the jolly holidays with our nearest and dearest.

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Fairy Lights: Ways to Avoid Electrical Glitches This Christmas

It might feel like it’s only been five minutes since you packed away those fairy lights but December is just around the corner again. Customers of Generator Power are no doubt aware it’s nearly Christmas time and that means it’s almost time to decorate your home with seasonal fairy lights.

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Safety Tips for Driving in Flood Areas

It’s dangerous trying to drive though a flooded road and you could be putting your life and other people’s lives at risk. Say you have no choice though, suppose you stumbled across a flooded road by chance, what steps should you take?

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Facts you might not know about the biggest diesel engine in the world

We like to think our generators have some of the most reliable and efficient diesel engines in the market at the moment. We source our sets from Atlas Copco, they’re a global leader in the generator industry with over 130 years’ experience and they have never let us, or our customers down.

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Generator Power to the Rescue of West Yorkshire Multiple Sclerosis Centre

We have a number of requests for emergency power at Generator Power and we’re always willing to provide support for any worthy cause.

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Why a Multi-Megawatt Package Makes Stacks of Sense

There’s no denying large-capacity generators are big power sources, you can’t fail to notice how much room they take up on site.

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Don’t Run Dry, Use Our Emergency Fuel Filling Service

Worried about running a generator in a remote location? You shouldn’t be, not when a quick phone call to Generator Power will have a fresh fuel delivery on its way to your site to keep your power plant ‘topped up’ and purring for the duration of the hire period.

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Generator Power Plunges to New Depths

Working in temporary power, no two days are the same. When we received a call from a Dutch submarine, we knew that we would be working on an interesting project.

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Why Emergency Power is Vital for the Survival of Your Business

Imagine the devastation a power outage would cause to your company, how long would you be able to last if all the power shut down?

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What to Pack in a Basic Flood Kit

If your home was about to be breached by flood water would you know what to pack in an emergency flood kit?

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How to Prevent Diesel Theft On Site

Take a look at our Powersafe solutions at Generator Power and you’ll find a mobile power unit that protects the fuel supply and generator from damage by vandals or theft by thieves.

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6 Ways to Light Your Home During a Power Cut at Christmas

Imagine what Christmas would be like during a power cut? All those tree lights would disappear. Still, that doesn’t mean to say you have to be totally without light...

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Times When You’ll Be Glad You’ve Got a Generator

We have a number of generators ready to hire in an emergency at Generator Power and provide a rapid 24/7 response for your peace of mind. You never think you’ll need an emergency generator so we wrote the following to give you examples of natural disasters that can wipe out power.

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The Biggest Blackouts in History

We’ve seen a fair few power outages in our time, but what were the four biggest blackouts in history?

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4 Ways to Generate Energy at Home

Most of the time you’ll be using mains power and that can be expensive, especially when you pay for the electricity through utility companies. There are other options though and this article looks at different ways to generate energy at your humble abode.

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Generator Power Chats to the Yorkshire Post

From humble beginnings 15 years ago, a Yorkshire firm specialising in the hire of generators is now approaching revenues of £14m, has made a significant investment in its fleet and is looking to expand further into the South of England.

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Generator Power Takes Delivery of it’s Sixth QAC 1250

The QAC 1250 is Atlas Copco’s first 1 MW generating unit. This dual frequency unit delivers up to 1450 kVA / 1150 kW of prime power and fits in the same box as the well-known and successful QAC 1000 model.

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How to Store Fuel for Generators Safely

the more you run a gen-set the more fuel it will use. That’s not a surprise, but what is surprising is the amount of people that take risks when they store fuel. If you think an old wine bottle is the ideal place to keep petrol or diesel you might want to read the following.

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Living Through the 1970’s Blackouts

Are you old enough to remember Britain during the glam rock years? If so you’ll remember kids coming home from school in the dark - and we mean dark - during the winter because the street lighting was off.

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Items You Need in a Power Cut

We’ve covered a few blogs on power outages and thought it was worth mentioning a few survival tools that’ll keep you going if you lose your electrical supply. Hopefully the power will be back on before you know it but just in case it isn’t here’s a list of thing that you might find useful.

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Portable or Standby – Which Generator Should You Choose?

the perfect solution to provide backup power in an emergency situation.

You’ll find standby generators installed in large institutes like hospitals, universities, hotels and other buildings where power outages can cause problems. Plus portable generators provide emergency power to domestic homes.

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How to Cope in a Blackout

There could come a time at some point in your life when your home has a power cut and you’ll wonder what to do. Your mains power might go down for instance and you’ll be plunged into darkness with no idea of when the power will be restored. If this happens you need to be prepared and have a plan in place.

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Times When You Might Need Portable Power

Generators are powered by petrol or diesel fuel. This fuel powers a small motor and the motor converts the power into electric energy. You can plug a cable into the generator and you’ve got power whenever you like.

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6 Things to Keep You Entertained in a Power Outage

Power outages are never fun. You’re plunged into the pitch black. No TV. No communication. Just depths and depths of deep black. Well fear not! Here we’re going to give you some ideas to keep yourself and others around you entertained until things are up and running again.

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3 Steps to Maintaining Your Generator

Whether you have a generator at home to provide power in an emergency or because you live in a remote environment, it’s likely that you rely on it. They can go for long periods without being used. This means that over time, their quality can worsen if maintenance is neglected. So, how do you maintain a generator?

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Generator Security Tips

Portable generators are in constant high demand. You’ll find them up and down the country providing power to the people who need it most. It’s because of this demand though, that they’re a target for thievery.

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A Quick Guide to Hiring a Generator for Your Next Event

If you’re planning an outdoor event, chances are you’re going to need power. Hiring a generator is the perfect way to supply power to lights, DJ equipment or anything else that needs some electricity.

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