Generator Hire for Winter Events

Generator hire is an essential part of any outdoor event but perhaps even more so in the winter. When we think of outdoor events, we tend to limit these to summer but actually there are a plethora of winter outdoor events including things such as ice rinks, Christmas markets and the infamous winter wonderland. All of these events will require temporary power, to run lighting as well as a range of other items. 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 so it is essential that before you hire a generator you know how much power you need and which option 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 Abird/Apex. Large scale outdoor winter events such as Christmas markets will require specialist generators in order to ensure they run smoothly.

Silenced Generators

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 silence is a priority or if you think noise is going to be distracting; particularly good in domestic areas to reduce noise pollution from events.

Eco-Friendly Generators

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.

Power Requirements

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. The first step is to add up the wattage of all your on-site equipment that you will be powering; 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 less 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.

Visit hss.com to view all of our power options.


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About the Author

Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.


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