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Aggreko makes multi-million-dollar purchase of UPS systems

By Stephen Elliott

September 17, 2023

AggrekoAggreko mobile power, Houston, a provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy solutions, has purchased a fleet of Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems to pair with its temporary power generators during events. With the multi-million-dollar investment, the company says it continues investing in the latest technology to enable the seamless broadcasting of events for the country’s largest television networks. The acquisition of the technology came shortly before Aggreko is set to provide broadcasting power solutions for more than 100 games in one of America’s major professional sports leagues.

“In providing television networks with the UPS and generators together, Aggreko continues to position itself as a one-stop shop for event power,” says Don Gray, events sector manager, Aggreko. “UPS systems are a critical part of our solutions for major events as they make it possible to instantly supply power in the event of grid failure. While we currently provide this solution, Aggreko’s large investment in dedicated UPS systems demonstrates our commitment to the events sector. Our customers can engage with one company for a comprehensively engineered solution to deploy everything they need for temporary event power.”

UPS systems such as those Aggreko acquired contain batteries to briefly replace grid power in the event of an outage while an automatic transfer switch (ATS) switches power delivery from the grid to the generator. The change to generator power features no interruption to an event’s broadcast if power is switched to the generators.

The addition of the UPS system to Aggreko’s events sector comes as the company prepares to continue a long-standing contract with one of America’s four major professional sports leagues. While the company has provided generators for games of one of the most popular sports in the country for several years, this season’s contract includes supplying generators for the most games ever at over 100. The UPS purchase also comes on the heels of Aggreko making several key hires on the events team. The positions filled include several program managers, account managers and sales specialists.