Class Library Power & Generators for Events: What You Need to Know

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  • Title:Power & Generators for Events: What You Need to Know
  • Category:Technical Production
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Instructor:Brandt Krueger
  • Length:60
  • Posted:2/26/2016
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How do I calculate the amount of power I'll need for my event? Does the venue have that much? Does it have it in the right locations? Why does it cost so much to have 'power drops' where I need outlets? What's the difference between amps, volts and watts? If I need a generator, what do I need to know?

So much of what goes into event production requires electrical power. Yet most planners know dangerously little about their event's electrical needs. Production expert Brandt Krueger lays it all out in an easy to understand manner, including what items typically require power, how much power they consume, and typical power costs. We'll also touch on safety, power location, negotiation points, and the most common mistakes planners make with it comes to power and generators.  

ILEA Approved ContentThis course is ILEA Approved with content that is alligned with the International Live Events Association's Core Curriculum. ILEA Approved is the international education standard selected for creative event professionals and has been developed to recognize specific content that has significance for the global creative events industry. Click Here to learn more about ILEA.

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Technical Production

Learning Outcomes

    1. Explain the difference between amps, watts and volts.
    2. List common event items and identify approximately how much power each is likely to use.
    3. Identify key factors to consider when renting a generator.
    4. List potential risks involved when working with electrical items, and best practices for avoiding them.

Table of Contents

Watch the Full Class Without Chapter Breaks
Power & Generators: FULL 58:19
Power & Generators: What You Need to Know
Introductions & Safety 07:17
Things That Use Power 10:24
Measuring Electricity 08:31
Power Usage - What Uses How Much 06:19
Power Sources - Room, Drops and Generators 10:48
Power Costs & Bright Ideas 12:37
Recap & Conclusion 03:57
PDF of slides from this class 28 pages

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