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What is the Cost of Installing a Standby Power Generator?

What is the Cost of Installing a Standby Power Generator?

11th Apr 2022

The right generator will provide your business with power when needed most; this could be after a sudden power outage, planned electrical maintenance, or a natural disaster such as thunderstorms or severe hurricanes.

In this article, we’re going to look at the most efficient standby generators and the models that will suit your business needs.

The Cost of Standby Generator Installation

Standby generators are a worthy investment. They are built to last and, in the long run, save you time and money from unnecessary repairs, data loss, or machine failure.

After you’ve looked at your business power usage you will be able to determine the size and cost of your standby generator. The expected output can range anywhere from 7 kVA to 1000 plus kVA.

Whilst this is a vast power range, there are some other factors to consider when deciding on the best generators on the market. Factor in:

  • The size of the business site (will multiple generators be needed?)
  • Are you located close to a public electrical network?
  • Sound restrictions, aka how quiet does the generator need to be?
  • Are you considering installing the machine by yourself?
  • What fuel source will be most efficient for your business?

All the answers to these questions will help you choose the ideal generator for the longevity of your business. You can also contact our expert team to discuss your requirements.

If you have multiple generators, you need one of our professional teams to perform generator synchronisation. This involves matching relevant parameters from multiple generators, allowing them to supply power effectively.

Below is a rough guide on expected power output and costs associated with a standby generator in Australia.

  • 10 to 25 kVA: $8,500 to $12,000
  • 30 to 80 kVA: $15,000 to $20,000
  • 100 to 1000 plus kVA: $23,000 to $190,000 plus

Benefits of a Standby Generator

A standby generator is a sturdy, robust generator that sits idle at a business site. This generator will power up when there is a power outage. An automatic transfer switch will safely transfer from the main power supply to the standby generator, this process only takes a minute or two. When the power has been restored, the ATS will switch the power back to the main supply and naturally power down until it’s required for use again.

A standby generator can power anything from manufacturing machinery to personal devices and security systems, depending on the output.

H2: Would a Standby Generator Work for my Business?

Standby generators can be used across multiple different industries. Depending on your power needs, the generators will sit at your site permanently and provide power during an emergency. Various applications across Australia can use a standby generator, including:

  • Mining
  • Construction & trade
  • Farming
  • Industrial
  • Commercial
  • Residential locations

How to Choose the Right Standby Generator in Australia?

Choosing the right standby generator is paramount to your business processes. Our standby generator range features all the benefits of higher-end generator models. Such as low noise levels, compact and full enclosed designs, remote start and automatic transfer switches.

We will look at your specific needs and offer customised advice from our huge range of standby and backup generators. Once you have your sights set on a brand and model, we’ll organise shipment to your location.

We stock leading brands like Cummins, Honda, Generac, Kubota, Perkins & more.

Ready to Power Up Your Site?

The installation of standby generators is increasing in popularity due to the edge they provide to businesses that can’t risk a prolonged power outage. A standby generator maintains safety measures and keeps a business running without hesitation. Reduce costs on repairs, eliminate the risk of injury from machine failures and reduce data loss.

At Blue Diamond Machinery, we have a team of experts on hand to provide you with answers to queries, concerns and questions about standby generators. We will look through your business needs, potential use cases and recommended generator models. Click here to speak to an expert today!