Unfortunately, it is difficult to put a price range on these jobs as they can vary from small businesses to massive industrial facilities. Several factors impact the cost of a commercial backup generator installation.
Type of unit
Industrial generators are available in various options for different needs. Units can range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars depending on the size needed. A small business might use less than 50 Kilowatt Hours annually, whereas a large factory that runs at all hours could hit Milliwatt hours. Price correlates with scale. The larger the unit needed to support your business, the higher the cost.
When deciding on sizing, we help our customers determine the best option that balances function and affordability. For smaller businesses, there may be options available that can have all your systems up and running. It is common for large workplaces to have an emergency panel for fundamental systems that are powered by a backup generator. Although it is possible to power your entire workplace back up, it will be incredibly costly.
Where you place the generator can depend on your building size, climate, ventilation, noise laws, and available space. The cost increases the further away the generator is from the building as more conduit wiring is needed to connect the two. Conduit typically runs through trenches to be safe and out of the way. Alternatively, proper ventilation and space are required to install a generator indoors.