On-site power wins at Eurovision

On-site power was a winning feature of Saturday’s Eurovision song contest in Stockholm, Sweden with 10 biofuel-powered gensets from Aggreko ensuring that the show went on.

The gensets delivered a total capacity of 4.6 MVA to power the Ericsson Globe Arena, the world’s largest hemispherical building, which holds 16,000 people.

The Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel was made in Norway and transported to Stockholm by train, according to Aggreko. à‚ 

The company said its on-site network, which featured over 11 miles of cable delivering power and air conditioning, featured automated delivery so that ‘the show cannot suffer a power failure. If a generator was to fail, it automatically transfers its load evenly among the remaining generators’.

Aggreko’s Nordic region general manager, John Wilson, said, ‘Supporting the environmental credentials of the Eurovision Song Contest is an important part of the event’s energy strategy.

‘We have worked closely with the hosts to develop the best method to reduce emissions and prevent waste. The use of biofuel means the event had a very low carbon footprint.’à‚ 

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