What are Standby Diesel Generators?

Diesel standby generators are backup power systems that use diesel fuel as their primary source of energy. They are designed to provide electricity to critical loads such as hospitals, data centers, and other facilities that cannot afford to lose power for any length of time.

Diesel standby generators consist of a diesel engine, an alternator, and a control panel. When there is a power outage, the generator automatically starts up and begins producing electricity. The electricity produced by the generator is then distributed to the critical loads.

One of the key advantages of diesel standby generators is their reliability. Diesel engines are known for their durability and can operate for long periods of time without requiring maintenance. They are also very fuel-efficient and can run for hours on a single tank of fuel.

However, diesel standby generators also have some drawbacks. They can be noisy, and their emissions can be harmful to the environment. They also require regular maintenance to ensure they are functioning properly when they are needed. Therefore, Newpower Generators are all compliant to Singapore National Environmental Agency Regulations on Off-Road Diesel Engines. Hence our customers can rest assured that the generators they purchase from us are emission compliant to Singapore’s laws and regulations.

Overall, diesel standby generators are an effective solution for providing backup power to critical loads. They are reliable, efficient, and can operate for long periods of time without requiring maintenance. However, they should be used in conjunction with other backup power systems such as batteries and solar panels to provide a more comprehensive solution.


Proper maintenance is critical for the reliable and efficient operation of your standby generator. Neglecting maintenance can lead to issues such as reduced performance, fuel inefficiency, and even engine damage. Therefore, it’s important to follow a regular maintenance schedule to ensure that your generator is always ready to perform in the event of a power outage or emergency.


About the project

Project name: Cintech II – DSTA

Project duration: 4 months (16 weeks)

Scope: Replacement of existing standby generators to new generators with synchronizing features

This project requires upgrading of the standby generator capacity from 1 MVA to 1.5MVA by synchronizing the existing 1MVA with a new 500kVA standby generator.

Ngee Ann Polytechnic Load Bank Test


Ngee Ann Polytechnic is one of the Singapore’s leading institutions of higher learning with over 18,000 students and an alumni community of over 130,000. 

Ngee Ann Polytechnic have its own standby generators at different locations inside the campus. This is because standby generators played a significant role in supplying power to the whole polytechnic even if there is absolute power outage. However, improper or poorly maintained generator sets are more prone to failure and are more likely to fail when needed most. These generator failures can be minimized or prevented before it happened. Therefore they have realise there is a need to conduct regular servicing, maintenance with yearly load tests to ensure operational readiness of the generators. 

Exceltec Property Management Pte Ltd as the current facility management, approached Newpower for an annual load tests to examine the performance of the standby generators over there ranging from 125kVA to 1250kVA. Newpower is a reliable power solution supplier in Singapore which specialises in emergency back-up generators and short term power needs. Newpower provided its professional services to Ngee Ann Polytechnic by advising the client with an effective solution to test all their generators. 

Standby Generators for Medical Facilities

What happens to medical equipment at a hospital if there is a power outage and no functional power generation equipment? Patients might be put in life-threatening scenarios if there isn’t an emergency backup generator to address these problems. When a medical institution loses electricity, a backup generator is required to keep medical devices and life-saving equipment operational.

A reliable backup power supply is essential for medical establishments. To discover the perfect generator for your institution, chat with a NEWPOWER representative today!

Market Trends for Diesel Generator Sets in Singapore

In Singapore, the demand for diesel generator set from data centres and the country’s infrastructure sector becomes a prominent trend. Several multinational firms maintain data centre in Singapore, including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Equinix. The usage of diesel generator sets at data centres in Singapore is rapidly increasing in order to prevent server failures during interruption of normal power supply.

Furthermore, the increased backup power requirement in nursing home, industry factory, and other commercial buildings, such as warehouses and offices, is driving the diesel generator set market in Singapore. Singapore is a major trading hub attracting over 18.5 million international visitors each year. As a result, diesel gensets are in high demand for continuous power delivery in commercial locations.

Launching Rental Service

We at Newpower are pleased to introduce you to a new service that has been started at the beginning of January 2022.

Our Rental Product Range of generator sets is available from 20 – 2000 kVA. These generator sets are designed to meet the rigorous requirements of temporary power needs in Singapore. All models offer proven reliability, fuel efficiency, low noise levels and long run times between refueling while adhering to Singapore’s NEA regulation on emission standard, meeting US tier 2, EU stage 2 & Japan tier 1

New Generators VS Used Generators

It is a wise decision to use a standby generator as an emergency electricity back up but acquiring a generator is a significant investment. There are many different types of generators available on the market, including new and used generators. A number of factors must be taken into account before reaching out a decision to go with a new generator set or a used generator such as the cost, manufacture lead time and quality.

New generators

Brand New 600KVA at TWRP!

Proud to present NEWPOWER 600KVA Generators delivered to TWRP project!

The Tuas WRP and IWMF make up the Tuas Nexus, which will be Singapore’s first initiative to combine water and solid waste treatments. It will be able to treat 40 per cent of Singapore’s used water and solid waste.

The used water at the Tuas WRP will be digested with the IWMF’s food waste to increase biogas that will then be combusted to boost power generation and improve the plant’s overall energy efficiency by generating more electricity.

The total amount of electricity generated will be enough to power 300,000 four-room Housing Board units.