Cost of an Industrial Generator
Similar to identifying the size of generator you should have for your facility, the cost of an industrial generator replacement comes down to what systems you intend to power and their kW requirements. If you intend to power your entire facility with your backup generator in the event of an outage, you're looking at a larger capital investment. Likewise, if you intend to just use the generator to just your emergency systems, a generator can be a small investment.
A good rule of thumb when estimating the cost of an industrial generator is that you can expect it to cost between $300-$450 per kW.
The following criteria affect the overall cost of an industrial generator:
- Minimum regularity requirement
- Location and space requirements
- Type and amount of fuel
- Power requirements
- Level of sound attenuation
- Current infrastructure
Outside of just the straight generator purchase, there are other costs associated with a generator replacement. These capital expenses include structural, mechanical, electrical, monitoring, and potential construction costs. There are also ongoing maintenance and operational expenses that should be budgeted for including regular testing, preventative maintenance services, and fuel/lubricant replacement.
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