Our solutions
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Solutions
Industries Served
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Products
Industrial Tools & Solutions
Power Technique
Solutions
Products
Power Technique
Energy Storage Systems
Atlas Copco Rental
Solutions
Compressors
Solutions
Products
Compressors
Products and solutions
Solutions
Energy Storage Systems
Products and solutions

What is a temporary power plant?

Contact our experts

What is a temporary power station?

A temporary power station features power generation sources - usually in the form of one or more diesel driven generator to provide an independent flow of power. Several generators can be combined in a power plant to work simultaneously to provide the power you need. Also called power station or remote power supply.

Where are temporary power stations used?

In short: they are installed wherever there is a need for independent power supply. Temporary power stations can be used in a variety of situations: - Greenfield / remote area's where new construction / activity will start - before being connected to the grid. - Sites with not enough power or an unstable network. Typically during an emergency breakdown or to support production peaks.

Why is a temporary power station usually 100% diesel driven?

To generate power onsite, diesel generators are still the most efficient technology. Diesel driven generators are also easy to move and quick to install; making the time to deployment very short. Continuous development ensures the latest diesel generators are becoming increasingly efficient and thus less polluting. Recently, energy storage modules can also be used in combination with diesel generators to optimize the overall efficiency of a temporary power station.

What is a hybrid temporary power station?

A hybrid power station combines several power sources in 1 station. A hybrid station can both produce and store power for later consumption.

What is the total cost of temporary power supply?

Keep in mind the rental fee is only a part of your total cost. You should consider the total impact of this power plant. Depending on your set-up, your diesel consumption for the same power supply can vary significantly. Check with your supplier the most optimal set-up is installed. A higher fuel consumption will also trigger other actions that might have a cost and / or efficiency impact: such as refuelling and regular service intervals. When your site is remote, also consider the impact on logistics can try to minimize the overall footprint of the temporary power supply.

Which temporary power supply is better when my power demand fluctuates?

Diesel generators are the most efficient temporary power supply when your power requirements are stable. However, when your power demand fluctuates, the generators will run in partial load; losing efficiency when it comes to fuel consumption. In that case, consider a hybrid power plant where a generator either run in full load - and load an energy storage unit when your demand goes down; or just stops running when the energy storage module is fully loaded and can take over.

You might also be interested in

Rental set up - Netherlands

Request temporary power plant calculation

Interested to know which temporary power configuration would be optimal for your next project? Should you continue with diesel driven power modules or could you benefit from hybrid technology? Find out here.