Power Planning


Without a standby agreement in place, the supply of generators cannot be guaranteed. Generator Hire wishes to extend our commitment by offering FREE power planning assistance and FREE registration as a premium power customer.

Premium Power registration is peace of mind knowing we are there to support you if you need us.

As a premium power customer, you will receive the following:

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Priority dispatch & allocation of generators
  • Personalised Service
  • Details of your power requirements stored on our database
  • Piece of mind

Those who plan effectively stand a far greater chance of obtaining emergency power when they need it most.

We take you through all the pre-planning:

Whilst planning cannot prepare for every situation, it can ensure that emergency personnel know:

  • Does your switchboard have facilities to safely connect an emergency generator?
  • Do you know where you will position the generator?
  • Do you know what mode of transport is required when delivering the generator?
  • Do you know what size generator you need?
  • Do you know what length of cables are required?
  • Do you have an account with a generator supplier?
  • Do you have someone who will connect the generator?
  • Do you know what procedures to follow?
  • Do you know what essential services need power?
  • Do you know who to source in order to secure power availability?

During peak times supply may be limited. As a premium power customer, we will endeavour to source generators from our competitors on your behalf.

In the event of a sub-hire arrangement, a competitive price will be negotiated, however, we cannot control our competitor’s pricing so hire rates may vary.

Registering as a premium power customer is easy to do. To apply, simply call our customer service centre on 02 9604 7888 or complete our enquiry form and our premium power consultant will contact you to assess your power needs.

We look forward to being of further assistance and assure our best attention at all times.


Our reliance on electricity is never more evident than when the lights go out. Communication becomes disabled and therefore a wide range of industries shut down. Even today there is no guarantee of constant power and in the event of an outage, there is also no guarantee that services can be restored.

Backup power plays a crucial role in recovery from all types of misfortunes and disasters. Planning for permanent and temporary backup systems needs to be assessed in order to safeguard public health and safety. Emergency services are often overlooked and many people who rely on essential items such as food, water, heat and medical services can be left without attention.

Extended service outages can affect almost all industries including:

  • retail
  • manufacturing
  • transportation
  • schools
  • banking
  • factories
  • offices
  • homes

In the early stages, the return of services depends on how well local authorities can restore power. This could be subject to various causes including overload, storms, fires, floods and many other possible situations.


Being in the generator hire industry since 1988 we know only too well that private enterprise also needs to plan for emergency power. Provision for electricity should be assessed to determine how much product and or time can be lost through loss of power. Without a current management plan or power outage procedure, you may be left in the dark for an extended period of time.

The Australian supply of mobile generator sets can be quickly exhausted in peak times. This was only too evident when very few generators were available for the year 2000 in preparation for the Y2K Bug.

Other high-demand situations have included the extended power outages in Auckland, New Zealand during February 1998, the Sydney Olympics in 2000, the Christmas bushfires of 2001 and the South Coast windstorms of 2003.

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