Doing Business Without Backup Power Can Be a Risky Bet

By Gogopower

Natural disasters can quickly cut off power, leaving you with little to no preparation time. Many times, not having power to run your assembly lines, cash registers, data centers, and refrigeration systems, hurts production by halting your company's inventory, leading to further issues with your business.

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

Today it is possible, thanks to the installation of a diesel generator, it is still not unusual for companies to have emergency plans prepared for when 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 it normally would. Rental facilities are not a better option, as they only have a limited number of units on hand.

Preparing for an electrical emergency is a straightforward process.


Step 1: Follow Legal and State Regulations

 The first step in preparing for the installation of a diesel generator is to make sure you follow any state and federal regulations that may apply to your business. This includes obtaining the appropriate permits for an industrial/commercial unit. Our Gogopower diesel generators are available in a 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. Another thing to keep in mind are the types of appliances that will require power from your generator. You can learn 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. Here at Gogopower, we have a wide range of diesel generators that are suitable for various businesses and industries.


Our generators range from 10kVA to 2500kVA, with the option to choose units with a PowerLink, Cummins, Kubota or Perkins engine, ensuring that we have the right diesel generator for your business. There are also different structures available to choose from - canopied units, as well as containerised (within standard shipping sizes to save you transportation costs).

All of our Diesel Generators have warranties of, either 12 months or 1000 hours (whichever expires first) for Prime Power applications, and 24 months or 500 hours for Standby.

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 (we offer generators with designs which reduce noise). Where stand-by units are not permissible, portable units can be wheeled in and hooked to the transfer switch of most buildings. 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 works like a muscle, and therefore 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.


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