I think that in 4.x generators should have a limit of what they can power and how many.
Since Nelson already put “electrical wiring” in his trello, I would like to suggest how it would work, mixed with my own suggestion.
Every item that uses power has it’s “Wattage”
The bigger the machine, the more Wattage is has/needs.
Disclaimer: I’m no electrician, so if the numbers seemed insane, forgive me
The portable generator produces 10MW (Mega Watts)
The Industrial generator produces 50MW
Now as for the utilities
Cage Light: needs 0.5MW
Spotlight needs 1MW
Sentry (all types) needs 4MW each
Oven needs 1MW
Oxygenator needs 2MW
Safezone Radiator needs 2MW
Pumpjack needs 5MW
This will limit players from spamming their bases with pump jacks and force them to search for more items to make more generators since they will be needing them
As for the wiring, I believe the distance of the utility and the generator should affect the Wattage required to power these items.
The portable generator should have a range of 20m radius, and the industrial gen should have a 50m radius. And when you wire the gen with the utility, I believe there should be at least 2 types of wires, copper and silver. Copper being the cheap and craftable wire that uses 0.1MW/m. So every meter of copper wiring will use up 0.1MW from the gen. As for silver wiring, it can only be found in construction sites and will only waste 0.05MW for every meter.
If you wanna adjust the Wattage that the utilities need, feel free