High Temperatures Can Lead to Cable Failures

Case Study Details

Type of Job
Customer Industry
Equipment Needed

Diesel Generator & Cable

Generator Size

What Happened

During a recent heat wave, the insulation of a section of underground cable began to melt due to the above-normal temperatures. This caused an extremely dangerous situation and had the possibility of affecting many downtown businesses and residents.

Services Provided

We provided a 120kW diesel generator, associated cable & technicians to power the businesses & residences that were affected by the failed cable.  The generator provided power to the customers while the electric utility safely made repairs to the damaged cable.  What normally would be a lengthy disruption of power, the utilization of Prime Power Rentals generator allowed customers to continue to use their air conditioners avoiding an extremely uncomfortable evening.


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Planned Backup Power

Trying to schedule a transformer replacement or performing system upgrades, but need to minimize outage duration? Whatever the application, Prime Power Rentals can provide the tools you need to help minimize customer downtime.

We offer generator rentals from 20kW – 2MW and transformers with accompanying medium voltage cables ranging from 1000kVA to 2500kVA in voltages from 4.16kV to 34.5kV. Let us help you in reaching your goal of minimizing CAIDI (Customer Average Interruption Duration Index).

Emergency Backup Power

Middle of the night downed pole due to a vehicle accident? Pad mount transformer failure serving an assisted living center? Emergency power interruptions happen every day due to a number of reasons ranging from inclement weather to an aging infrastructure. 

 We at Prime Power Rentals understand that the electric utilities top priorities are the safety of their employees, the safety of the public & restoring power to their customers. We offer generators ranging from 20kW – 2MW & utility grade primary voltage transformers that can be deployed 24/7/365. Our highly trained & safety driven staff are ready to respond no matter what the situation is. Let us help you in obtaining your goals.