A construction site in Dublin was facing practical and political obstacles for works to be carried out on a busy main shopping street. Creating little disruption was key to ensuring shop owners and local residents could go about their regular business like any other day. The disruption of refuelling a diesel generator to power the site would be unacceptable along with the noise and pollution emissions that would be created.
Essential loads were maintained on site at all times to power welfare facilities during the busy daytime and a reduced demand at night. Two office modules, one drying room, one canteen and two toilet blocks also needed to be supplied with energy. Energy consumption was driven by heating, lighting and general office loads together with welfare and catering. Power tools and equipment for the work itself also needed energy while water pumps needed to be catered for.