Temporary Power Poles or Rental Generator is a decision that comes up often when starting a new construction project. Determining which method of temporary power would be
Some managers are more comfortable and experienced with temporary power poles and other times they weighed toward rental generators without considering all the costs associated with each option.
The diesel power generator itself is fairly inexpensive,
Often times we find that a manager has experienced the costs associated with a smaller size (20kw) unit and extrapolates those costs out for moving up in size to a larger unit such as a 500kw. The assumption that is made is that the operational price increase will stay consistent with the increase in unit rental rate.
However, it will multiply exponentially due to the amount a larger rental generator will consume in diesel fuel and quantity of petroleum products and filters required for maintenance. Also, as you move up in size your electric power distribution cords and labor to install also increase.
thinking about temporary power or electric power distribution often time we find managers making a round hole, square peg
While temporary power from the utility is an affordable choice when it comes to sourcing power it
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