Given the economic climate, many companies are looking for shorter-term financial benefits and flexibility.
The current global financial crisis is considered by many economists to be the worst since the Great Depression of the 1930s. However, despite the economic uncertainty, there has been robust economic growth throughout the Asean region. This, coupled with the rising living standards of a growing
population, has seen energy use rise dramatically.
While governments are working diligently to address this rise in demand, the reality is that many countries may be unable to keep up with the growing energy requirements of their populations, resulting in periodic power outages. While these outages bring inconvenience to the public, they often bring significant losses to industry and have a major effect on national gross domestic product and a country’s competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace.
In order to ensure business continuity, many companies are looking to guarantee power supply via alternative sources, whether through purchasing,
installing and maintaining standalone generators, or by engaging the services of a specialised rental power supplier. However, during a time when governments and organisations alike are trying to limit capital expenditure while maximising value, the decision to purchase or lease power-generation equipment should be aligned with both their short-term and long-term requirements. It is crucial for them to take the big picture into consideration and evaluate the pros and cons to make an informed decision.