Aggreko Powers Election Night

Aggreko Powers 2008 Election Night

Leader in Rental Services is the Clear Choice of Both Republicans and Democrats

CHICAGO and PHOENIX (November 4, 2008) – Aggreko plc, the global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems, is responsible for powering the nationally televised official election night festivities for both the Barack Obama and John McCain presidential campaigns.  Both events will take place this evening, with the Democratic candidate’s occurring in downtown Chicago’s Grant Park and the Republican event at the Biltmore Resort Hotel in Phoenix.

Aggreko will provide the power for the worldwide broadcasts of both events, with additional services necessary for the Obama/Biden party due to its outdoor location - including power for the stage and additional heating for the candidates’ friends and families, the campaign’s national finance committee and more than 500 people in the press tent.

“We at Aggreko have been involved almost every step of the way in this historic presidential campaign,” said Gary Meador, Aggreko’s Director, National Event Services.  “Each event is unique in set-up and layout, and requires a considerable amount of preparation.  We are proud to be the choice of both political parties and to help showcase our country’s democracy to the world.”

For the Obama/Biden event alone, held in two outdoor sections of Chicago’s downtown Grant Park, Aggreko will provide power generation using its GreenPower® units, temporary heating for all tented structures, and over 60,000 feet of cable, enough to stretch from Grant Park to Wrigley Field and back.

Aggreko was responsible for providing rental power and temperature control for several key events during the 2008 campaign, including all three presidential debates and the national conventions.  In addition, Aggreko was chosen by the Obama campaign for several rallies, including three that featured singer Bruce Springsteen. The McCain campaign also trusted Aggreko to provide power for several rallies in the Northeast.

Aggreko has a long history of powering the most high-profile events in the world, including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2004 Presidential Inauguration and the Super Bowl.

About Aggreko

Aggreko plc is the global leader in the rental of power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems.  Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3000 employees operating from over 120 locations.  In 2007 we served customers in 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately USD $1.4b.  Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please access the company website at


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