Emergency power for winter

Louise Davis

Power distribution specialist, ide Systems, is urging UK businesses to consider renting temporary power equipment this winter.

The call follows reports that the UK may be hit by numerous power cuts in the coming months as the result of bad weather conditions. Businesses can manage this effectively by acting quickly and renting emergency power equipment.

The company offers ide Rental, a comprehensive around the clock service that helps businesses provide safe and reliable power to projects, as well as temporary power in emergency situations.

Equipment available through ide Rental includes power distribution boards, single-phase and three-phase automatic mains failure (AMF) panels, site transformers, specialist lighting and cabling.

All equipment is certified and tested to the relevant IET wiring regulations to ensure regulatory compliance and lasting performance.

“Winter is always a season of unpredictable weather for the UK and many businesses will be reluctant to invest heavily in backup electrical equipment,” explained Stuart Barnett, rental manager at ide Rental. “While there is no doubt that many project and plant managers will take recent reports with a pinch of salt, if they do not have a contingency plan in place, then renting equipment during this period is an alternative option deemed as a short term cost effective solution.

“ide Rental provides an affordable solution on a basis that meets the specific needs of businesses and most importantly ensures power is restored as fast as possible.”

ide Rental supplements the company’s bespoke service, ide Systems, as well as its recently launched online store, ide Online. Businesses with unique electrical equipment requirements can also rent customised products.

“Some companies will have very specific project requirements that may necessitate a bespoke solution,” continued Barnett. “In these instances, we conduct a site survey to understand the power requirements of the project and customise equipment accordingly. We can design a unit, such as a distribution panel, that will meet the demands of the project. Once the project is completed, we add this unit to our fleet of rental products for future customers to hire.

“We also find that many customers do not necessarily have a clear idea of what equipment they need. We have extensive experience and knowledge of a number of industries and we draw from this to ensure customers get the equipment they need to power projects effectively, whether it uses a standard range or something unique.”

Utilising its own transportation system, ide Rental provides a rapid response service that offers same-day delivery of rental orders. As an additional part of its customer service package, ide Rental can also provide qualified engineers to install equipment on-site, ensuring safe and successful set up.

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