Sim Releases Urban Power Source

The large, mobile, zero-emissions, battery power packs are the company's latest green initiative.

Sim has released Urban Power Source, large, mobile, zero-emissions, battery power packs built specifically for the entertainment industry. The first two units, Minnekhada and Seymour (named for the regional parks within metropolitan Vancouver featured on their exteriors), are now available.

Designed and built in British Columbia, the power stations feature built-in, uninterruptible power-supply properties and allow for up to 124kg of CO2-emissions savings per charge. In a package identical in size and weight to a standard generator, the near-silent units deliver 125 kilowatt hours of power storage with an output capacity of 72 kilowatts, and a three-phase 120/208-volt power supply at 200 amps per phase.  

Compatible with the latest LED-lighting technology, the Urban Power Source operates with low noise and no diesel smell, making it easier for production companies to shoot in sensitive locations. It also results in reduced distribution and maintenance costs. The uninterruptible power supply has flow-through capability and a daisy-chain connectivity option for additional run time. 

“Much is said about our environment and the need for us all to be aware of the impact today’s decisions have on our future,” says Eleanor O’Connor, president of production services for Sim. “As a supplier of studios, cameras, production equipment and postproduction services, we have taken a leadership role in reconfiguring our collective carbon footprint. Acting on our sustainability goals, we’re committed to minimizing our environmental impact, growing sustainably and inspiring others to take action.”

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