Generator hire an essential part of any outdoor event but perhaps even more so in the winter when the days are shorter and colder. When we think of outdoor events, we often limit these to summer but actually there are a plethora of winter outdoor events that take place across the UK including ice rinks, Christmas markets and the infamous winter wonderland.
All of these events will require temporary power to run lighting, heating, as well as a range of other devices. Having a reliable temporary power source is important as the event would suffer drastically if power were to fail or not last the duration of the event. It is essential that before you hire a generator you know how much power you need and what type of generator is best for you.
Generator Hire Options
There are various options when it comes to generator rental; our range includes generators of varying outputs available through HSS Hire and also a range of more substantial power options through Abird/Apex. Large scale outdoor winter events such as Christmas markets will require specialist generators in order to ensure they run smoothly.
For some events you may want to keep noise to a minimum. For this purpose, we have a variety of Abird/Apex silenced generators. These silenced generators are great when lower noise levels are a priority or if you think noise is going to be distracting. They are particularly beneficial if your event is near a domestic area to reduce noise pollution that may affect local residents.
When using generators to power large scale events you may be concerned about the impact it is having on the environment. In addition to petrol and diesel generators, there is also a selection of hybrid generators for hire which are more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
We also offer generators for sale, something to consider if you regularly host events and want the flexibility of being able to use them whenever needed or as an emergency back up.
When powering a large scale event, it is important you know how much power you’re actually going to need. You don’t want to end up with a generator which is not capable of powering all of your equipment or you may end up with unhappy guests, or even a dangerous environment.
The first step is to add up the wattage of all your on-site equipment that you will be powering for example lighting, heating, music, and catering equipment. You may think you won’t be powering them all at once, but it is best to add everything up to be sure. Then you convert your wattage to kilowatts, and divide by 0.8 to find out your generator size in kVA. You can also calculate your power requirements using this guide.
Another consideration to make when choosing a generator to hire is placement and size of each generator required. Depending on the layout of your event you will either choose multiple smaller generators or a larger scale generator. Bigger sites with a lot going on such as Christmas markets will likely require more than one generator placed around the market site so make sure to factor this in.