Our primary source of power is a diesel-powered generator. We have a 50KW generator that runs at set times during the day – 7am to 10:30am and 4pm to 10:30pm. Our work routines are aligned to these times as is the use of high-powered devices such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, clothes dryer’s and power tools.
Our other source of power is batteries and inverters for powering critical infrastructure (computers, network, phones) and other low power devices such as emergency lighting. The batteries are charged by the generator and by a small solar array mounted on the roof of the hall – something we’re looking to expand as part of reducing our diesel consumption.