Dealing with power outages during the current crisis

Power Outages

Just about 6 months ago, Sustainable Power Generation (Pty) Ltd, was appointed as sole distributor of PRAMAC gas generators in South Africa. This has resulted in the addition of the very attractive range of gas standby generators to its SustainPower branded gas-to-power product portfolio. The reason for this expansion was to offer homes and businesses a more convenient and cleaner alternative to commonly used diesel or petrol generators to keep the lights on or their firms operating during load-shedding or a power crisis.

Background and success of the home standby generator launch

PRAMAC, an Italian manufacturer of power equipment forms part of Generac, one industry’s leading generator producers from the USA, offer a very competitively priced gas standby generator series from 8 kVa to 20 kVa for domestic use and small businesses. For commercial and industrial applications gas generator sizes go up to 500 kVA are also available. Since its market introduction in 2019, there has been an overwhelming response to these high-quality and environment-friendly liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and natural gas generators to the extent that the Cape Town based SustainPower is now expanding its operations with a nation-wide network of agents and dealers as reported by Engineering News.

Emergency back-up power amid the current crisis and beyond

After the market introduction stock was quickly sold out but SustainPower receive a new shipment of Home and Small Business generators to serve the demand of back-up and emergency power needs in South Africa.

With the global lockdowns resulting from the COVID-19 crisis having prevented Eskom from bringing in specialized engineers to conduct much needed maintenance work on equipment, load-shedding is now expected to return soon. According to a report from the Sunday Times, Eskom’s head of power generation Bheki Nxumalo told the newspaper that power cuts would “most likely” resume once the national lockdown is lifted in May. One thing we can say is that a PRAMAC gas generator would guaranty you peace of mind about your electricity supply in such times of uncertainty. Should the power go off for any reason, the generator keeps your home on, allowing you to adapt to the new normal, and to stay safe and connected.

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Gas powered generators offers numerous advantages for homes and small to medium-sized businesses, such as restaurants, guest houses, retail shops, farms etc. as they are sound attenuated, attractively packaged, long-lasting and modern machines that easily connect to an existing or new gas installation displacing noisy and smelling generators and their jerry cans of hazardous fuel. The PRAMAC generators are simple to use, come with a 5-year warranty, require little maintenance and keep the owner informed of their status via a mobile app monitoring. SustainPower has received excellent feedback and we would like to share a few success stories of this new product range:

SustainPower’s turn-key solution impressed me. They took care of everything including delivery and installation. The generator was installed in my garden just before another wave of load-shedding. Thanks to generator my family did not sit in the dark and I could keep my home office running without interruptions.

James Baker, Home owner, Cape Town.

It has been a breeze working with the SustainPower team. Now when the lights go out, the generator turns them on automatically. It’s made a huge difference to our ability to operate without interruptions.

Steven Hackner, General Manager, The Test Kitchen

The SustainPower team is a pleasure to work with. They are clearly experts in power generation and know the importance of customer service. I have full confidence that if anything does go wrong in the future, they will be by my side to resolve it with a sense of urgency. It has been a breeze working with the SustainPower team. Now when the lights go out, the generator turns them on automatically. It’s made a huge difference to our ability to operate without interruptions.

Virginia Povall, Sugarbird Manor

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