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Joseph Coupal - Friday, February 21, 2020

Portable Generators for Business Continuity During Outages

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Portable generators have many uses in businesses across all industries. They provide the needed backup power when any kind of emergency situation occurs. With power solutions readily available, business will remain up and running even when there is a power interruption caused by winter storms.

No need to halt revenue generation when the power gets knocked out. Business operators can simply employ portable commercial generators and never again be concerned with the potential damage, loss, and challenges that businesses can encounter during power outages such as system damage and revenue loss.

Portable generators are a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative to standby generators. The fact is, generators provide a practical approach for attaining business continuity. Portable generators are the answer for businesses who do not have standby power generators.

To find out more details about portable generators, contact South Shore Generator.

Scenarios Where Backup Generators Save Businesses Money

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 18, 2019
South Shore Generator - Boston, Wareham, MA

Backup generators are an excellent solution in a multitude of business settings. Having them in-place makes them available for long-term, emergencies or one-time use. They serve as a temporary measure until power issues are resolved or more steady power is established.

Here are some scenarios where having backup generators can save businesses money.

Grid Power Failure

Business that have standby generators can benefit from unreliable power grids. When you have power and your competition does not, your business will prosper. Generators are necessary in Massachusetts during those times of the year when weather conditions are extreme and the need for backup power arises.

Events

Consider the vast array of energy consuming equipment needed to facilitate an event. Often grid power is not available and often it is not sufficient enough to power all the equipment at an event. Excessively long cable runs cause problems including tripping and the potential for connectivity failure. Generators are viewed by seasoned event coordinators as a necessity to deliver a quality event.

Planned Plant Shutdowns

This is an easy one. Although normal plant production is paused there are still a multitude of tasks that are ongoing and require power. Plant lighting, HVAC, lifts and other devices require steady and reliable power during plant shutdowns.

Emergency Cases / Contingency Planning

Aside from weather disturbances, there are also technical glitches that occur within utility substations which cause both outages and unstable electrical delivery. Smart operations managers build standby power generation into business continuity plans.

Contact South Shore Generator to learn more.

Generators for Winter Storm Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 11, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Winter is fast approaching and can extend far into the spring when anywhere from 10-16 storms could strike with the intensity of wind, ice and snow. During storms like this, grid failures can be expected. If you are running a business, this is reason enough to consider getting generators in-place in advance.

South Shore Generator offers knowledge of generator systems and a huge inventory for all types of industries. This is a rising need in a competitive market because businesses can suffer significant revenue and reputation loss by not being prepared for storm-related power outages. Business operators realize the importance of having a reliable and quickly executable power contingency plan. Commercial generators are top of the list for contingency planning to guarantee continued business operations during storms. Industrial generators allow businesses to immediately respond to power loss with no interruption to production. When the need arises, the generator will jump into action without loss time.

Time is crucial to business operations and storm-related downtime can dramatically affect profit and productivity as well as increase storm-related damage. If you want to secure your business and decrease the risk of operational downtime, consider commercial generators before winter starts. Contact South Shore Generator for more details.

Portable Generators Keep Businesses Running in Winter

Joseph Coupal - Monday, November 04, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Thank goodness that hurricane season is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean business operators can relax when it comes to the risk that the weather poses to operating a business. Winter storms can impact Boston businesses even more than hurricanes. The wind, snow, ice, and rain during winter storms can take their toll on electrical infrastructure causing outages that can last for hours or days.

To ensure business continuity, business owners should consider installing portable generators as part of their business contingency plan. Contingency planning to include emergency power generation vs struggling at the last minute to rent emergency generators makes perfect sense. Regional businesses should take a look at the portable generator inventory and consult with our technicians for help devising a plan prior to the arrival of the first winter storm.

Contact South Shore Generator for more information on options that will guarantee your business continuity throughout the upcoming winter and beyond.

Back Up Commercial Generators for Hurricane Season

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 16, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

Hurricane season is upon us. Hurricane season extends through the end of November when storms can and will strike with wind intensity that could exceed 111 mph. During storms like this, grid failures can be expected. If you are running a business, this is reason enough to consider a backup generator in advance.

South Shore Generator offers commercial generator arrangements for all types of industries, especially during hurricane season. This is more of a rising need in a competitive market as businesses suffer significant revenue and reputation loss by not being prepared for storm-related power outages. Business operators now realize the importance of having a reliable and quickly executable power contingency plan. Backup portable generators are at the top of the list for most contingency plans so that continued business operations are guaranteed during storms and hurricanes. Commercial generators will jump into action when the need arises without losing any time.

Time is very crucial to business operations and storm-related downtime can dramatically affect profit and productivity as well as increase storm-related damage. If you want to secure your business, consider back up commercial generator rentals. Those interested in securing back up power can contact South Shore Generator for more details.

What Every Small Business Owner Should Know about Generators

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 08, 2019
South Shore Generator - Wareham, Boston, MA

When storms and other natural disasters strike, small businesses are especially vulnerable to power outages. While larger companies may have multiple locations that can pick up the slack while operations at one site shut down, the same is usually not true for the typical small business.

As a result, small business owners should take every available precaution to protect themselves from the wrath of nature. In fact, failure to plan for a power outage could result in a loss of business, inability to communicate with customers or clients, temporary (or even long-term) closure, and loss of inventory.

Companies can combat these potential issues by obtaining a generator, which will help restore electricity in the event that power goes out. Regardless of whether you're a one-man show or a rapidly growing small business with numerous employees, having a generator onsite can help avoid the pitfalls that might otherwise ensue in the event of a power outage. The information below outlines some basic information all small business owners should consider when determining whether to purchase a generator.

Different kinds of generators

Two basic varieties of generators are available on the market. Automatic, or standby, generators are permanently connected to a building's electrical system. When the power shuts down, those generators automatically detect the problem and restore power to the building. On the other hand, portable, or backup, generators run on gasoline or diesel and have to be manually installed once a power outage occurs. While automatic generators require little or no work for the business owner, portable generators are typically less expensive.

Safety first

When it comes to generators, safety should be the first priority. Portable generators often emit potentially harmful levels of carbon monoxide. Therefore, they should never be placed indoors when operational. Instead, most manufacturers and industry experts recommend placing standby generators outside at least ten feet from the building it is servicing. That reduces the possibility that harmful emissions will enter the building through windows, doors, or other openings. However, as an extra precaution, management should ensure that buildings are equipped with operational carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. In addition, use heavy-duty, grounded extension cords that are designed for outdoor use. Never refuel gas-powered generators while they are running. In fact, it's best to let the generator cool off completely before refueling to avoid a fire or explosion.

Capacity

Before making a purchase, discuss your energy needs with a company representative or salesperson. A typical generator cannot harness enough wattage to power an entire commercial building. Therefore, focus on what your main priorities will be in the event of a power outage and ensure that the model you select can satisfy your needs.

Properly operating a generator

First and foremost, you should always operate a generator according to the manufacturer's instructions. Consulting local building codes may also be necessary depending on the kind of generator you select. And never be shy about asking questions of the retailer or a licensed electrician. It's much better to get all the information upfront rather than scrambling to find answers in an emergency situation. To minimize potential operational problems, generators should be tested periodically. Again, don't wait until you're in a bind and actually need the generator to find out that it isn't working properly. In addition, take great care not to overload a generator, as that could cause a fire or damage appliances.

Noise

Unfortunately, noise is a normal byproduct of generator use. And some models are particularly loud. Therefore, operate the generator only when necessary to avoid disturbing neighbors. Automatic standby generators are generally quieter than portable models.

Conservation

Operating a generator only when necessary is important. If no power is needed at a given moment, make sure to turn off the generator to avoid waste. Also, keep in mind less expensive alternatives to running a generator. For example, in certain circumstances, battery-powered lights might work just as well as light fixtures fueled by a generator.

A generator may not be a foolproof solution to keeping your small business going during a power outage. However, generators can be helpful in minimizing the problems that going off grid can cause.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: triplepundit.com

Industrial Diesel Generators Provide Big Power

Joseph Coupal - Monday, June 24, 2019
South Shore Generators - Wareham, Boston, MA

The Generac line of 750 kW – 3.25 MW industrial diesel generators combines the precise components, designed, manufactured, and supported by a single source—Generac Industrial Power. We control every part of the production and testing process—engines, alternators, control systems, enclosures, and base tanks. These components are all specifically designed and built to meet the highest reliability and performance standards.

Inside every Generac generator is over half a century of innovation hard at work. Before a design goes into production, we test every aspect of it in our own state-of- the-art R&D facility, to UL2200 standards.

Need More Power? Consider MPS

While many facilities can be served by a single large kW generator, your operation may be growing and need more flexibility and scalability for backup power. Generac’s disruptive Modular Power Systems (MPS) allow you to easily add generators as your power needs grow. Our MPS features integrated on-generator paralleling so there is need for expensive and large third-party switchgear. This means you can purchase the kWs that meet your power needs now, and grow as needed. This allows you to invest more of your initial capital in equipment or machinery that serves your core business functions.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Source: generac.com

Backup Power for Light Rail Crossings

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 11, 2019
South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA

Many communities are turning to light rail systems to provide more efficient ways for citizens to access downtown areas while at the same time helping to reduce emissions and parking challenges. Since light rail trains typically cross many busy intersections, during an outage, their vital crossing signals continue to function to help prevent dangerous accidents.

For light rail crossings, natural gas generators are becoming the preferred choice. Most light rail systems are located along the natural gas right of way making it easy to tie into the service lines. Generac offers gaseous generators from 22 kW up to 500 kW nodes, providing the power needed for most applications with limited service and maintenance requirements. In addition, these units can be paralleled to provide more kWs, as needed.

The technological advances in natural gas generators by Generac has earned us awards from Frost and Sullivan as “The Natural Gas Generator Company of the Year”. In addition, the 500 kW natural gas generator recently earned a Silver Award from the readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.

Generac Backup Generators for Restaurants and Small Business

Joseph Coupal - Monday, January 28, 2019
South Shore Generators - Generac Industrial Generators

275kW Gaseous Generator

Our natural gas generators provide full power protection for businesses such as gas stations and convenience stores to restaurants, schools, assisted living centers, and municipal buildings.

Small businesses drive our economy today. And, no business is “small” because so much is at stake—your brand’s reputation, your staff’s livelihoods, not to mention your significant investments in equipment, electronics, facilities, and inventory.

No matter what your need, Generac generators can protect yours—from the damage of power outages. You can rely upon Generac standby generators to protect your bottom line and give you an edge over the competition, with the best power for small business.

Generac offers a variety of small business power solutions—from easy to maintain small kW natural gas generators ideal for convenience stores, restaurants, warehouses, and offices—to large multi-megawatt paralleled solutions to ensure that your business runs smoothly.

For more information on commercial backup generators for your restaurant or other small business, contact South Shore Generator.


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