Station Generator Question
I have a question regarding station generators. We are wanting to replace a gasoline powered, undersized generator that was installed in our headquarters station when it was constructed in 1977. The generator to be replaced was placed in a storage room inside the building (dangerous) and only powers a few lights (undersized). We can't power our backup radio system or even get the doors up with this generator. Honestly, we quit even trying to use it several years ago because of the fumes leaking back into the building and noise. I know this is a medium priority for AFG, but it is what we need. Does anyone know if there is a maximum size for this type of generator? We would like to power our entire headquarters station as it would be the only city owned building with a generator, but don't want to appear greedy. We had two electrical contractors take a look and they both recommended either a 100 or 125 kW generator (both are under the $100,000 per station cap set forth by AFG). Is this allowable? Any help would be appreciated.