Why use event generator hire?
Generator hire for outdoor events opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to your next event. It offers greater flexibility in terms of choosing a location and the event setup. There is no need to place your stage next to the main building in a bid to syphon power from the mains electricity supply. With event generator hire, you can create the setup you actually want.
Portable generators allow you to take your event to just about any location, without the need for a mains power supply.
Whether you are hosting a sporting event, festival, concert, wedding, or any other event, how you power it is one of the most important elements you will need to consider. As leading generator suppliers we have put together a brief guide to event generator hire.
It’s important to discuss your exact event location with your generator hire company. This will eliminate any problems down the line. Some locations may be more difficult to access. Therefore, it’s important that this information is communicated from the beginning, especially in the case of an emergency. The right information means the right generator, cables, fuel and delivery vehicles from the offset.
Although you can’t control the weather, it’s still a good idea to know the forecast. Not only will this allow you plan your event better but it also means the generator hire company can ensure the unit is fixed in the safest location. A good generator rental company will be able to advise you on the best positioning for the generator.
Will your event have catering? If so, what power will this require? Caterers often use a lot of power, which will have a huge impact on the size of generator you hire.
Entertainment is another big consideration when determining the size of your power source. Do you have a band? Multiple bands? Performers? Lighting? Every last little thing needs to be noted.
Different Power Requirements
The type of event will determine the type of generator hire and how much power you need. For example, a festival will have far bigger power requirements than a small business event. Should the power requirements remain the same for the whole event? Will certain times require more? Or less?
It’s essential to think of every detail that requires power, then add some more for good measure.
You should always speak to your event generator hire company before making a decision about the size of generator you need.
Generator power is measured in KVA, which is a measure of apparent power. At Woodlands Generators you can hire a generator anywhere between 30KVA and 2200KVA. Every event is unique so make sure you get a generator tailored to your specific needs.
The type of event may also dictate the importance of generator volume. Our generators are the best available and we even supply silenced diesel generators. It is also important to consider the location of your generator in the planning stages with regards to noise. You don’t want it too close to where guests will be eating for example, as this may be a distraction. You should aim to place the generator near louder event attractions or speakers.
It’s also worth thinking about the size of the generator in your initial planning stages when it comes to its size. Generally the more power it delivers, the bigger it will be so you need to allow for this in your floorplans. Generators also need to be on a hard, flat surface with lots of ventilation, and the location needs to be accessible by the delivery vehicle.
Another reason you need to evaluate the power you require carefully is because you need to ensure adequate fuel for the event. Will your event need constant power or will there be times when less is required? Knowing the exact details of your power requirements will help to save on fuel costs and avoid any fuel shortages.
As we highlighted before, the type of generator you require will depend on the type of event you are planning. Here at Woodlands Generators, our specialists can provide you with plenty of advice. We will make sure you have all the information you need to get it right.
As one of the world’s leading generator suppliers we have a wide variety of options suitable for nearly every event. So, call us today on 0845 600 3335 to discuss your event power needs and the best generator for the job.