Aggreko restores power for Black Country Living Museum

Aggreko moved quickly to install two generators when a major power outage disrupted the Black Country Living Museum during the height of its lucrative summer season.

Faced with a broken power cable causing a major outage during the height of the lucrative summer season, the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley turned to Aggreko. Power was quickly restored to the site with installation of a 100 kVA generator and a 30 kVA generator to enable the museum to resume normal operation by the end of the day of call.

Without that swift response, the museum’s cafes, ancillary buildings and the Bottle & Glass Inn, a traditional Black Country pub on the site, would have been unable to remain open to the public.

Neil Ashton, sales engineer with Aggreko, explains, ‘The Black Country Living Museum is an important attraction in the West Midlands and as the power outage occurred right in the middle of the school holidays at the height of the busy tourist season, closing for even one day would have been very costly — not to mention the disappointment for the visitors.’

The emergency call was received by the company’s Nuneaton office, and Neil Ashton says, ‘Our Nuneaton team has vast experience in handling emergency situations, which meant we were able to get the equipment in place and ensure everything was up and running quickly for the museum.’

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