Backup Power Lessons Learned from Wildfires


In Northern California we are fortunate to live in an expanse of boundless natural beauty. But from time to time Mother Nature reminds us of the essential wildness that stirs within it. Case in point: the recent wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano Counties.

Shortly after the outbreak of the fires Sunday night, we had people in the field delivering and setting up generators, restoring power to grocery stores, communications providers, wineries and other services affected by the disaster. Our personnel came back with customer stories of the blunt force and breathtaking speed of the wind-driven flames.   

The personal loss is inconceivable. The property devastation in places like Santa Rosa and surrounding areas will take months and years to replace. Painful as it is, now is the time to absorb what we learned so that we can map a course to recovery for the next disaster.

Precise, rapid communication is fundamental. When the time comes that you need extra power delivered in a hurry, here is what we need to know:

  • What is your application?
  • What amperage is needed?
  • What voltage is needed?
  • Single phase or three phase?
  • How much cable do you need?
  • How many hours per day will the generator be running?
  • Does the generator need to be delivered?
  • Do you need CD & Power to do the installation?
  • Do you need to have fueling arranged

Fill in the answers and have the information posted on or near your generator along with our 24/7 hotline 866-468-7697.

At CD & Power we like to think we have written the book on how to prepare for disaster, THE DISASTER RECOVERY AND CONTINGENCY POWER PLAN.

If you would like help creating your backup power plan, give us a call at 866-468-7697.

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