Q. What is the Difference between Prime Power Generator sets and Standby Power Generator sets?
A. Prime Power Generator sets are used as the primary source of power on-site. It is recommended mainly in remote areas where the grid is not accessible or to users who don’t purchase power from the public sector. There is no limitation with the annual hours of operation. Overload situations are highly discouraged- but a 10% overload capability is allowed for an hour in every 12-hour operation.
On the other hand, Standby Power Generator sets are used when the primary source of power- usually the grid- fails. They are intended for short runs and emergency use only. No overload is allowed on these ratings.