Emergency Power Backup

SMALL BUSINESS = LARGE INVESTMENT. Protect It With Reliable Backup Power.

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SMALL BUSINESS = LARGE INVESTMENT. Protect It With Reliable Backup Power.

Today, starting a business looks a lot different than it did even 10 years ago. *Digital transformation has changed the way businesses operate while at the same time raising the expectation of the end-user. This means outages can be very costly for companies. If a customer can’t reach you while your system is down, they will go elsewhere. (*, 8/19).

How A UPS/Generator Combo Can Protect Your Investment.

While many business owners feel they have a friend in the Cloud, even that source depends on the local grid. This often causes even more difficult situations than before. All your data is digital. Your appointment books and calendars, digital. Your contact forms and phone systems, digital. Finally, to add to all that, when your applications do come online, some can take hours to return to operational status.

While you may not be able to control the power source for your ISP and/or Cloud provider you can at the least keep your POE phones, computers, onsite servers, HVAC systems and the lights operational.  UPS battery backup systems along with standby power generators make a great team.

It’s A Backup Power Source Modern Businesses Need.

While the generator alone can eventually kick the power back on, UPS’s allow for a more seamless transition of power. Not only does the UPS provide power while your generator gets up to proper operating speeds, the battery backup system allows sensitive equipment to continue operation or allows for time to properly shut them down if needed. Also, in many applications, UPS’ alone can be used as the emergency power source. By adding battery cabinets, you can increase runtime an possibly eliminate the need for a Generator.


Let The Critical Power Team Assess Your Backup Power Needs.

If your business needs backup power UPS, Critical Power has exactly what you need. Our team of experts can help determine the right UPS for everything from network closets and server rooms to enterprise and collocation data centers.

We carry high quality Eaton backup power products to protect your business from a host of threats, including power outages, surges and lightning strikes. We also carry Eaton power management products to monitor and control your power infrastructure. Learn more

Should Your Company Buy Or Rent An Emergency Backup Generator?

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Should Your Company Buy Or Rent An Emergency Backup Generator?

Pros/Cons of Renting Vs Buying Commercial Backup Power

When the power goes out, how do you protect your business? For many companies, restoring power right away is critical. Hospitals, grocery stores, manufacturers, and companies that depend on access to communication, security or safety can’t afford outages that last longer than a few minutes.


There’s no arguing that having immediate access to backup power can save a business. Whether it’s a large diesel backup generator capable of powering a large data center or hospital during a blackout, or a smaller natural gas generator keeping a mom and pop grocery store running during a storm, being able to flip a switch and have immediate backup is reassuring. But that immediate reassurance requires an upfront purchase. There’s a wide variety of options for business owners…new diesel, natural gas or towable generators vary by size and capability. Pre-owned generators are also an option, many have low hours and most have been refurbished and are available with service contracts.


While there is a cost savings in renting a backup generator during an emergency, the difference between renting and buying isn’t as significant as it might sound. In head-to-head analysis of just one emergency situation where a generator would be needed, renting can cost almost the same as purchasing.

And there’s another downside…emergency availability! Often, when the power grid goes down, you’re often competing with other businesses looking to rent a generator.  Will one be available? If so, when? Will the rental agency be able to install in a timely manner? Will they have the size, model or capabilities you’re looking for? Based on the laws of supply and demand, what will the fees be? If a suitable generator isn’t available, what’s the actual cost to your business and can you survive it?

The Verdict:

In the long run, buying is almost always a safer, less expensive way to preserve your company during a serious power outage.

At Critical Power, we have experience helping companies weight the pros and cons of renting versus buying. We offer a wide array of new and pre-owned generators in diesel, natural gas and towable options, and can help determine the best solution to your backup power needs.

Contact one of our experienced backup power professionals and help secure your company’s future in an emergency situation.

Is Your Business Power-Ready For This Year’s Natural Disaster Cycle?

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Wildfires, Droughts, Floods, Riots, Hurricanes and Winter Storms Can Destroy Your Business!

Will this be the year your business is tested? Without reliable backup power, your business can be compromised or destroyed. Interruptions to local or regional power grids can last for days, weeks or even months, so to keep your company operating, reliable prime or backup power is not just suggested, it’s required.

Your Company Has Very Specific Emergency Power Needs

Large retail outlets, data centers, schools, hospitals and manufacturers all have different requirements when it comes to emergency power. That’s why it’s important to have a professional backup power need assessment to ensure your business survives whatever happens.

What Type Of Commercial Backup Generator Will Work Best?

Will a new backup generator be sufficient, or will a new one be required? Does the situation require the dependability of a diesel generator, or will it need the quiet, energy efficiency of natural gas. Or will a mobile or towable generator make more sense?

These are all questions the experts at Critical Power can help answer. We have a large inventory of new and used diesel, natural gas and mobile or trailer-mounted generators.

The Time To Act Is Yesterday

The next disaster won’t wait…it could happen next month, next week or tomorrow. To protect your business investment against whatever comes next, the time to assess your backup power needs is now. A phone call to one of Critical Power’s experts can help get the ball rolling to make sure your company survives whatever Mother Nature throws at it.

Contact us today or view our inventory of new and used generators.

How Has 2020 Changed Backup Power For Hospitals?

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Hospitals and Emergency Services Have Unique Electrical Challenges.

Hospitals are overflowing with COVID patients. Aside from creating previously unforeseen power needs, health care experts are now forced to set up on-site and off-site triage systems to categorize patients before admitting, often requiring backup power systems with greater generating capacity, or even off-site mobile power generators.

The Health Care System Needs To Adapt!

It’s time to assess your hospital’s backup power needs. Is your current primary or backup generator able to provide for your power needs? Is it old and in need of replacement? Would a mobile generator allow you to treat more patients more quickly?

Those are questions the experts from Critical Power are prepared to help answer. The situation may require that you have quick access to a new or used diesel, natural gas or mobile generator. We can help deliver exactly what you need in the shortest timeframe. And if a replacement generator is needed, we can even talk to you about purchasing your existing one.

Contact us today or view our inventory of new and used generators.

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COVID-19 Is Changing How Industries View Emergency Backup Power

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Will The Virus Affect Your Business’ Power Needs?

The COVID-19 virus has had far-reaching effects on the business and industrial worlds.  Aside from causing a downturn in business in nearly every category, layoffs, reduced shifts, and even plant shutdowns have become a reality. Of further concern is what happens if there’s an interruption to the power grid during the COVID crisis?

Your business, whether it’s running at full capacity or temporarily paused due to staffing cuts or layoffs, requires a constant, dependable source of power.

What If Power Is Interrupted During The Pandemic?

Chances of a catastrophic power failure cascade actually increase during crisis situations like this. Reduced staffing, government cuts to key infrastructure, and unforeseen emergency situations can all mean additional opportunities for power grid interruption.

The Pandemic Is Changing the Way The World Uses Electrical Power

Is your business prepared?

We currently offer a wide range of new and used diesel, natural gas and mobile generators for virtually any commercial or industry situation. The pandemic is changing the way the world does business and the way it uses power…we can help you be ready if the lights go out.

Contact us today or view our inventory of new and used generators.

Rental Grade vs Standard Mobile Generators

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What makes a Generator Rental Grade?

When shopping for a mobile generator, you will often hear the term Rental Grade. And you may ask what makes a Generator, rental grade. Here are some basics differences that give that designation.

  1. Rental grade generators must be versatile. Often, they can operate at both single and three phase currents. Also, they typically have a voltage selector switch which allows the user to power a variety of items at the proper voltage.
  2. Sound Attenuation. In many cases these rental grade mobile generators are used on construction and emergency sites. Often these sites can be in an area where noise can be an issue. A quality sound insulation makes a big difference.
  3. Prime Rated. While standby emergency generators are very common, they are only designed to run for limited hours. With a Rental Grade unit, they are often prime rated for continuous use as an emergency or prime power source.
  4. Mobile / Trailer Mounted. Most job-sites and emergency situations require the machine to be on wheels. These towable power suppliers are typically built on heavy duty trailers, often with base and/or standalone fuel tanks added for the ability to run for extended periods of time.
  5. They rent/sell quickly! – In an emergency situation, mobile generators clear out if stock at a high rate. Even as a dealer of generators for many years, we have found that keeping trailer mounted generators in stock can be challenging.

Be prepared. Contact a dealer you trust and set up and emergency preparedness plan now. We are here to help and answer any questions.

Prepare For Cold Weather Outages With An Industrial Diesel Generator

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Winter is indeed coming and that can mean cold weather power outages. Unfortunately, whether it’s tree limbs on power lines, a car skidding into a utility pole or ice affecting the connectivity of your infrastructure, you can always expect power outages during snowy, icy weather. Lucky for us, there is a solution. You just need to buy, service and maintain your industrial diesel generator.

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Don’t Suffer Through Another Power Outage Without A Backup Diesel Generator

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You don’t have to be the victim of the next inevitable power outage. Preparing yourself with a backup diesel generator can mean the difference between business as usual for your company or lost revenue.

The next step is finding the right generator for the job. Here are some reasons why a backup diesel generator may be the right generator for you and your business. Read More

Reduce Storm Stress! Rent A Standby Generator This Winter

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Winter is on its way! And we may all be looking forward to the New Year or the holidays, but businesses have an added stress during this time of year that’s enough to dampen any holiday spirit. Winter brings cheer, but it also brings stressful, damaging winter storm power outages. Storm stress is real and if your business is unprepared for the winter, it just compounds that stress. Read More

Industrial Diesel Generators: Know Your 3R’s When Prepping For Tornado Season

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Thankfully, tornado season is behind us for another year. However, the best time to prepare for tornado season is right after tornado season. States that are in “Tornado Alley” should begin making preparations immediately after the threat of tornado season is over. Checking and servicing your industrial diesel generator and other emergency equipment is a must. Read More