There were many factors that contributed to the success of the scaled-down version of the 2021 PNE Fair. Despite the many challenges that come with a global pandemic, the annual end-of-summer celebration still brought in 289,000 guests, including six sold-out days. Playing a major role in that success was the VOLTstack 20k e-generator.

After supplying emission-free energy to a number of events this year, including the Vancouver Mural Fest and powering productions for the 16th annual Mighty Asian Moviemaking Marathon (MAMM), our VOLTstack 20k portable power station powered the 111th PNE Fair and helped it deliver on all the FUNdamentals we’ve come to know and love.

“​Metro Vancouver is committed to implementing plans, policies, regulations and projects that improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It was really important that we didn’t use a generator that burned diesel gas and created emission problems,” says John Donnelly, producer of the Metro Vancouver activation at the 2021 PNE Fair. “They wanted a green solution and Portable Electric’s VOLTstack 20k portable power station was the best fit.”

John’s team rented the VOLTstack 20k portable power station for the entire duration (17 days) of the fair. “Even though it was such a big site, the unit ran 24/7. We were able to get shore power from the PNE to power the battery and we had a 60 Amp line which helped us power the entire show with the e-generator,” John says.

John Donnelly, producer of the Metro Vancouver activation at the 2021 PNE Fair

John Donnelly, producer of the Metro Vancouver activation at the 2021 PNE Fair

Portable Electric has been revolutionizing how events are designed and powered for a few years already. Our efforts are consistent with a growing environmental revolution sweeping the entertainment world. As we continue to work with industry-leading event companies to provide clean energy solutions, we’re inspired by organizations like REVERB and Massive Attack’s work with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research to create a greener roadmap for the whole industry.

To learn more about how the VOLTstack portable power ecosystem can help reduce emissions at events, click here.