After the enforced hiatus from festivals in 2020 due to the pandemic, multi-award winning temporary power specialist, Power Logistics was thrilled to be back in action at this year’s Creamfields. This was the first time the company has delivered its sustainable project management and consultancy service to the festival, providing all site and show power, along with site lighting.
An experienced team of electricians and crew, headed up by senior project manager, Alex Cameron, were onsite throughout to ensure a smooth install and uninterrupted power supply during show days.
With 11 stages in total, a busy production area, crew catering, various campsites and several sponsor activations, along with numerous bars and concessions, over 100 generators ranging from 20 kVa to 550 kVa were required throughout the site. In addition, almost 25km of LED festoon lighting and more than 100 towerlights were in situ, providing the required site lighting.
With sustainability high on Festival Republic and APL’s agenda, the entire site was powered by HVO fuel, including towerlights and plant equipment. All generator sets were synchronised for optimal energy usage. In an innovative move, over 10 variable speed generators were deployed, these cleverly designed sets will run only at the speed required and are great for energy saving in areas where the power requirements are low.
Further sustainable initiatives included the use of 300kw battery packs for crew catering and camping, bunkabins and tour buses. And as you would expect, Power Logistics bespoke power monitoring system was deployed throughout, collecting valuable data about energy usage.
Alex Cameron, Power Logistics senior project manager said: “Whilst this was our first time delivering site and show power for Creamfields, we have over 20 years’ experience in providing power solutions to festivals of this scale. It was great to be involved and deploy some of our sustainable initiatives and ensure a reduction in the event’s carbon footprint. Despite the pandemic, organisers and production teams are committed to sustainability and we’re fortunate that over the last 18 months the projects that we’ve diversified to have allowed us to continue innovating and expand our solutions in this field.”