As life moved on for many, the damage and hardship caused by Storm Ophelia in some parts of the country continued. In particular, those farms, businesses and home owners who spent many days without electricity. There were plenty of warnings from Met Eireann that this storm was unprecedented and its impact would indeed be felt country wide. Power cuts were expected but the scale and intensity of the damage may not have been.
In early 2017, a local farmer in Co. Kilkenny installed a Briggs & Stratton 14kW automatic gas powered generator on his farm to ensure his property was protected and operational during planned, unplanned and storm related power cuts. His farm is located away from his family home so prior to installation, power cuts were a nuisance. Many times, he wasn’t even aware of the power cut until he got a call from a neighbour that the cows were on the road or went to check his farm camera and it wasn’t working. Installing the generator on his farm brought reassurance and comfort that in the event of a power cut, his farm is safe and secure. During Storm Ophelia, his electricity went from 11.00am until 7.00pm, but the gas powered generator kicked in automatically without him having to leave the house to switch it on or mess with petrol and diesel. He was delighted and obviously relieved. Since installation, the generator has recorded 26 hours run time. For this farmer, that is 26 hours less stress in his life and he is the better for it.
Briggs and Stratton automatic gas powered generators are available in two
sizes, 8kW and 14kW. Powered by Professional Briggs & Stratton Vanguard
engines, the generators work off bottled gas (propane) or main gas pipe
(natural gas). More information on the
automatic gas powered generators is available by visiting www.standbygenerators.ie
or by calling 056 444 1988.