The Changing Face of the Indian Skyline Powered by Generators

By Sanjay Jadhav, President of Sterling, Wilson Powergen


Sanjay Jadhav, President of Sterling, Wilson Powergen

The Indian Skyline has undergone a major transformation with property developers reaching for the skies. Powering their proj­ects in the most efficient and silent manner the Indian generator industry has come to play an impor­tant role in supplying much needed power backup to these dream projects.

How Generators have helped in changing the Housing Real Estate Scenario in India

The skyline of India has changed dramatically in the past few years. With a shortage of space in metropolitan cities many real estate developers started reaching for the skies that led to seven plus story buildings or complexes becom­ing a common norm. Skyscrapers and lifestyle apartments have become an achievable object from an aspirational dream. In this rapidly changing scenario diesel generators have come to play an important role of providing these luxurious high-rises, lifestyle apartments, and cluster complexes with much needed back-up power surety. In­dia as a country is on a fast track to growth; however, its power concerns are still real. This is where diesel genera­tors bring in on demand electricity to power India’s rising dreams and aspirations. This is especially true in the case of the housing real estate sector where one needs to en­sure there is power at all times so that people can reach their homes comfortably and safely. Could you imagine a situation where the electricity of a twenty one story build­ing goes down! How would the residents reach home or get out of their homes post the fourth floor? Thanks to modern and environmental friendly diesel generators housing real estate developers can construct buildings and complexes that touch the sky without bothering about board line power failures.

The Key Factors that have led Real Estate De­velopers to rely on Generators

The dependency of developers on generators is twofold, namely; Necessity oriented, and Luxury oriented.

Necessity Oriented Dependency on Gen­erators: In places that experience frequent power outages, most seven story plus build­ings and complexes will house a generator as a necessity to make entry and exit for occupants smooth and convenient. Another example of necessity oriented dependency on generators would stem from the fact that in places with extreme weather conditions it is imperative to have ones air conditioner or heater functional at all times. In such cases generators act as on demand power suppli­ers to keep ones home cool or warm depend­ing on the location. The current power situation in Karnata­ka wherein there has been major power cuts for a prolonged period of time have also led housing real estate developers to provide consumers with at least 50 percent power back up to their daily requirements.

Luxury Oriented Dependency on Generators: Certain residential projects are luxurious in nature. These opulent homes demand electricity twenty four by seven into three sixty five days! Here the question of power outages or ex­treme weather does not come into the picture. The Diesel generator is placed as a back up to overcome a worst case scenario of power outage. These luxurious projects rely on generators to keep every occupancy powered irrespective of the situation.

Minimum Generator Capacity required for powering Hous­ing Projects

The typical capacity of diesel generators required for power­ing housing projects would depend on various factors like number of housing units to be powered, existing power situation, etc. However, a luxury residential project would require multiple units of diesel generators ranging from 750 KVA to 1500 KVA depending on the number of buildings and floors. In smaller three to four storey buildings the minimum requirement would be that of a 100 KVA diesel generator.

• Eco friendly Measurements taken by Generator Producers

All generator manufacturers have to comply with the CPCB II Emission Rule. The new CPCB II Emission Rule is a break­through legislation which will certainly help control re­lease of polluting gases into the atmosphere and result in overall healthy living. With implementation of CPCB II and stringent emission norms, there will be substantial improve­ment in the quality of exhaust gases being discharged into the atmosphere. The genset industry is progressively mov­ing towards providing customers with cleaner and greener energy solutions.

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