An Interactive Events Experience
Delivering Events of Scale: An Interactive Experience
Across the world, events are growing in terms of both scale and popularity. The need for reliable power solutions is greater than ever before to make sure the lights, scoreboards and cameras stay on so spectators in venues or watching at home can enjoy an event without interruption,
Aggreko has decades of experience and a strong track record in delivering events on a global scale. This means that we have the operational playbook and skilled team in place needed to deliver contracts of any size, on time and within budget. Aggreko’s modular approach also means that we are well positioned to respond to the varying requirements of our customers.
In response to demand for greener energy, we can integrate renewable sources and battery storage into our power solutions. At the Solheim Cup this year, the combined solar and battery storage solution deployed to one of the spectator entry points ran so efficiently that the back-up generator was not required at any point during the tournament to support energy generation.
Our ability to respond to specific customer requirements isn’t just limited to sporting events. At this year’s Glastonbury Festival, parts of the site were powered by hybrid thermal-solar generators, combined with battery storage systems and energy management software. We also ran a large number of generators on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)*, derived from a mix of 100% used vegetable oils and waste fats. All carbon is removed in the production process resulting in a biofuel of higher consistency, quality and purity than other biofuels
We are about to take on the largest and most complex event project we’ve ever undertaken; supplying the temporary power solution for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our team of skilled engineers is tasked with delivering power solutions for 44 venues across Japan as well as the International Broadcast Centre and Athletes’ Village.
The demand on events is rapidly changing in response to their ever-growing popularity and changing customer demands. 10.3 million people are expected to descend on Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games - nearly 3 million more people than went to watch the Games in Beijing in 2008. As these events grow, along with their audience, the demand for energy needed to keep the spotlight on the action rises too.
An event on the scale of the Olympics requires engineers to begin planning years in advance. Despite the event itself only taking place over six weeks, we began talking to the Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic Games in 2015 to shape our detailed programme.
The amount of power is just one piece of the jigsaw, and the planning and mobilisation of transmission and distribution is often where the bulk of complexity lies. To give you a better sense of the scale, we will be using more than 2,500km of cable for Tokyo – the equivalent of the distance between London and Moscow. And all of this must be installed with minimal disruption in an already crowded and bustling metropolis of 38 million people.
To lift the lid on to show people exactly what it takes to power a large-scale event like the Tokyo 2020, we have harnessed the latest 3D technology to develop an immersive, interactive experience which gives you the opportunity to explore an Olympic venue without the need to get on a plane.
We recommend using Google Chrome in order to get the most out of the experience.
* HVO differs from BioDiesel as its uses Hydrogenation and naturally occurring hydrogen as a catalyst, as opposed to alcohol in Biodiesel production, Green D+ is the HVO variant with additives to improve efficiency in use. It is sourced from 100% used cooking oil and various organic feedstock, which would otherwise go to waste and is categorised as preferable by the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive II. No virgin crops are used in the fuel.