Responding To Power Insecurity
The Federal Government recently announced a $36 million program to pay households and businesses to turn down their air conditioning, furnaces and cool rooms during peak demand. This, combined with skyrocketing power prices and grid instability are sure signs of a power crisis in Australia. As Victoria, NSW and South Australia look to measures to prevent blackouts this summer, among the many trial projects, householders will be invited to voluntarily cut their energy use in return for incentives such as rebates on electricity. Other projects involve large-scale industrial and commercial businesses that will have hardware installed to automatically and remotely control and reduce energy. The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) says there are opportunities for the energy sector to assist consumers through more targeted products and services, particularly in relation to managing their energy use during uncertain power supply. Among other strategies, this could potentially require investment in power generation options to ensure reliability and security of supply. EPSA is ready to respond and take action.
EPSA’s Senior Manager for Engines, Rental and Project Marketing, Marcel Heijkoop says, “At EPSA, we’re at the forefront of supporting businesses – large and small – and we’ll help customers prepare for what’s forecast to be a turbulent summer. “Our Cat® prime and standby power generators are available for hire or purchase as new or used and they suit any business or application backed by cutting-edge technology. We’re currently offering $21,000 (inc GST) genset packages fully installed and commissioned with Cat Finance packages for ABN holders.
“We also offer reliable HVAC equipment for temperature control – crucial for productivity, efficiency and safety in the workplace.”
Should businesses be adversely affected by brownout, blackout or summer storm, EPSA can supply emergency power immediately. EPSA provide urgent equipment 24/7 to minimise downtime during any unplanned outages.