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Are You In or Are You Out? Air Quality Compliance is a Priority of CD & Power and Our Customers!

Did you know that we are our own customer? Because we have an extensive fleet of portable generators available to rent, our technicians can get pretty busy installing, servicing, and fueling our own equipment. In 2017 things were extra hectic because we brought on 12 (yes TWELVE) new portable generators ranging from 50KW to 1MW. […]

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Impact of Hurricane Recovery on Parts & Service Availability

Just like you, we have been watching the unfolding emergencies caused by Irma and Harvey and the wildfires in Oregon and Montana. Luckily, we are in a position to help so are providing generators as requested to support impacted areas. Rest assured that our relief commitments have not inhibited our ability to supply generators to our Northern California […]

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CD & Power Recognized on Top Workplaces 2017 List – Third Year in a Row

Putting employees first earns CD & Power a spot on Bay Area News Group small business Top Workplaces list for 3rd year in a row. Martinez, CA – June 27, 2017 – Headquartered in the competitive labor market of the San Francisco Bay Area, CD & Power seems to have cracked the code for attracting […]

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BROWNOUTS AND BLACKOUTS??-WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED!!

What is a Brownout? According to Wikipedia, A brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system. Intentional brownouts are used for load reduction in an emergency.  The reduction lasts for minutes or hours, as opposed to short-term voltage sag (or dip). The term brownout comes from the dimming experienced by […]

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Electrical Generating Systems Association: EGSA — Jacksonville Florida — Here we come!

CD & Power President, Jill Collaro, and I departed SFO on a Saturday afternoon not sure what we would be encountering at our first EGSA Conference.  We had looked through the schedule and determined our divide-and-conquer strategy for getting the most we could in three short days. Our first networking event on Sunday evening was […]

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Power Generation For Everybody

Last week, Martha Stewart published a video about her experience having a generator installed in her farm in Bedford, New York. Her home there has been called more like a small village, set on 153 acres of farm land. It takes a somewhat large parcel of land for a generator — especially in California where […]

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Pondering the Future of Power Generation

This photo of CD & Power Technician George Enos’s son got me thinking about the future and generators and all the possibilities held by our precious children. Yeah, I know, kind of esoteric for a Thursday. But it’s July and lots of folks around here are on vacation!! Anyway, I have always been fascinated with […]

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