Doing Business Without Backup Power Can Be a Risky Bet

Imagine if your life’s work was wiped out in a matter of hours due to a violent act of Mother Nature. Australia is experienced in natural disasters. We have survived numerous bushfires, cyclones, floods and earthquakes, but has your business?

Natural disasters can quickly cut power, leaving you with little to no preparation time. Imagine not having any power to run your assembly lines, cash registers, data centres, and cooling systems. Your production would come to a stand-still, your inventory may expire and your customers would go elsewhere because you have no power to ring up their purchases.

Can your business afford to be without power for an extended period of time?

This is the reality many business owners have experienced first-hand and all that is left of their businesses are memories of a cherished past.

The good news is this doesn’t have to be you. You can be prepared right now to supply backup power to your business with the installation of a diesel generator. Ask yourself this question, can your business afford to be without power for an extended period of time?

Insuring your Business against Power Outages

It’s not unusual for businesses to have emergency readiness plans for when a disaster strikes, however, prices tend to skyrocket as demand is limited. During a disaster, a generator can sell for three to five times the amount they normally would. Rental facilities are not a better option as they only keep a limited number of units on hand.

Preparing for a power emergency is a straightforward process.

Step 1: Follow Federal and State regulations

The first step in preparing for a diesel generator installation is to make sure you follow any State and Federal regulations that may apply to your business. This includes getting the appropriate permits for an industrial/commercial unit. Our Potise diesel generators are available in wide range of variations to meet emissions regulations, such as Stage III, Tier 3, and Euro Stage V.

Step 2: Determine the size and specifications of the diesel generator

Our Gogopower Technical Specialists along with an electrical engineer can help you determine what size and consumption are right for your business. One thing to keep in mind

is the types of appliances that will require power from your generator. You can find out more in our recent article, What size diesel generator do I need?

Step 3: Purchase your diesel generator

Once you know the size and specifications, the next step is to purchase your diesel generator. Gogopower has a range of Potise diesel generators that are suitable for various businesses and industries.

Our Potise generators range from 6kVA to 2500kVA, with the option to chopose a PowerLink, Cummins and Kubota engine, ensuring that we have the right diesel generator for your business. There are also different structures available to choose from - canopy style and containerised (within standard shipping sizes to save you transportation costs).

All Potise diesel generators come with a 1 year warranty.

Step 4: Installing your diesel generator

Installation is a quick process. Units can be customised to fit most structural challenges and can be hidden away from public view in a basement, roof or in the back of a building. Units can also be sound attenuated with enclosures to reduce noise. Where stand-by units are not permissible, portable units can be wheeled in and hooked to the transfer switch of most building. Mobile units are a great solution in cases where permits or size restrictions are present.

Step 5: Test your diesel generator regularly

Even though your diesel generator is installed and you are prepared for the next power outage, your generator is like a muscle and it needs to be tested regularly to ensure optimum performance. Checking your diesel generator every month is a great way to keep it in top condition so it will perform when you need it most.

As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”. Don’t fail to plan – call Gogopower on 1300 957 078 and we will help you prepare your business for the next power outage.