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Power Electrics Enhances Fuel Management Service

Urgent Power for Isles of Scilly

In March 2017 the 55 km sub-marine electricity cable feeding the Isles of Scilly was severely damaged by an unidentified boat. It is the only connection between the Isles and the National Grid. This left 2,000 people relying on generators for power.


The Challenge

Power Electrics was tasked with supplying power to the 2000 residents on the Isles of Scilly whilst repairs were made to the sub-marine cable.

500kVA Generators

The Solution 

Power Electrics responded to the urgent situation, deploying four 500kVA generators and fuel tanks to provide an additional 2 megawatts of power while the cable is repaired.

Power Electrics has one of the largest generator transport fleets in the UK, with over 50 vehicles. Having such a large in-house transport fleet means Power Electrics can provide its customers with rapid and reliable delivery of generators across the UK.

Generator Transport Fleet Generator Transport Fleet
“When it became apparent that one of the embedded machines on the island had failed, we responded by dispatching the machines sooner than had been planned, sending the four 7.4 tonne generators and their fuel tanks on the morning of Wednesday 15th March to Falmouth for transporting to St Mary’s.”
Transport Manager, Alex Harris