Temporary Power Solutions for Special Events & Concerts

Temp-Power rents temporary power equipment for events in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC

At Temp-Power, we can meet your event needs. From local festivals to the Marine Corps Marathon, Temp-Power has been there. From design to completion our staff will work to make your event stress free. Our fleet consists of well-maintained trailer-mounted and portable generators. They offer quiet power and excellent dependability, making them ideal for special events. We also carry distribution accessories, light towers for overnight events, and portable A/C and heaters.

  • Support


    Experienced sales and support staff available to provide the proper equipment and setup for your application.

  • 24/7 Emergency Service

    24/7 Emergency Service

    24-hour emergency on-call service 365 days a year. Standby Technicians are available for special events.

  • Optional Timers

    Optional Timers

    Optional timers allow you to program hours of operation for special needs.

  • Maintenance


    We perform all required maintenance during your rental at no additional charge.

  • Remote Starters

    Remote Starters

    Remote start switches can be installed where access to generators is limited.

  • Rental Delivery & Pickup

    Delivery & Pick up

    Our fleet of trucks is ready to deliver and pick up your rentals on time, every time.

  • OnSite Services

    On-Site Services

    Our onsite services include onsite attendants and fuel service.

  • Permitting & Design

    Permitting & Design

    We offer permitting services, as well as layout design and consultation.

Recent Case StudiesRecent Case Studies

  • Marine Corps Marathon 2006-2014 Temp-Power provided power to Start and Finish lines as well as to remote towers.
  • DC Holiday Market 2008-2014, Temp-Power provided power for decorative lighting and over 50 craft vendors for 3 weeks.
  • Taste of Arlington, Bethesda, DC, Reston, Wheaton
  • Shamrock Festival 2009-2015, Temp-Power provided 21 generators powering 11 sound stages, several vendor areas, food concessions and first aid tents.
  • "In the Streets" Frederick Md. 2007-2014 Temp-Power provided generators for 7 sound stages.

Useful Information

Temp-Power provides temporary power for a variety of clients. These include home builders, commercial contractors, homeowners and the special event industry.

Power Considerations
  • Run all electric cords to one location if possible - Keep electrical runs as short as possible
  • Keep connections off the ground and out of water hazards
  • Check all connections for broken grounds
  • What is the layout of your event? This helps us to properly place your generator and avoid excessive cable length, saving you money and reducing safety hazards.
  • Use cable ramp where electric cables cross pedestrian or road crossings
  • Limit loads on extension cords to 15 amps
  • Add a safety factor of 1.2 when figuring amp loads
  • Separate loads; do not put all lighting on one circuit
  • Generators must be a minimum of 20’ from tenting
  • Some jurisdictions require fencing and or spill prevention around generators
  • Generators must be grounded; this can be accomplished by driving a ground rod or connection to an existing ground
  • Some events will require a permit and inspection
  • Consider how many hours the generator will be in use; this will affect your rental and fuel cost
  • Will your generator need fueling during your event? If so, how often and at what time(s)?
  • Will your event require an attendant for power needs?
Common Devices & Their Loads
  • Common Devices and Their Loads (120v)
  • 100 Cup Coffee Pot 13.75 amps
  • Commercial Blender 12.5 amps
  • 170k BTU Heater 12.5/5.5 amps
  • 300 watt Gel Spot 2.5 amps
  • Dixie Light Strand 1.66 amps
  • Globe Light Strand 3.33 amps
  • 12" Pole Fan 1.1 amps
  • 30" Pedestal Fan 7.0/2.3 amps
  • Popcorn Machine 11.2 amps
  • Sno-Cone Machine 7.0 amps
  • Drink Machine 12 amps

Temp-Power strives to provide 100% customer satisfaction