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generators, the next step is to plan for distribution. Most generator rental companies will help you with this. Consider the
delivery schedule too, making sure
the generators and distribution can be
placed at the appropriate time and not
be in the way of other equipment.

Tips for a perfectly powered event
For events that are large or very
important, you may want to consider
some extras, such as a standby generator
in case a primary generator fails, or
having a technician on-site during the
event to help with the generators and
distribution. Be sure to have the fuel
ilters changed the day of the event to
help prevent any fuel issues.
In your planning, keep these safety
tips in mind: Make sure that the exhaust
is not blowing into the tent, place cables

and panels out of the way, locate the
generators so that a fuel truck can access
them if on-site fueling is needed, and
don't overload the circuits by plugging in
too much equipment.
Temporary power is not something
to take on without training and an
understanding of how power works.
Ask your generator rental company
for help. If the generator renter can't
answer your questions, ind another
company that will. You don't want to
be left in the dark the day of an event,
without power expertise.

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By Bobby Braun, president of Braun Events,
Schaumburg, Ill. This information was part
of an educational session Braun led at IFAI
Tent Expo 2019 on basic power and HVAC
for tented events.

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