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How to Prepare for Renting a Commercial Generator

Be Prepared – says the Boy Scout motto, which is a pretty good summary of our advice for renting a commercial generator as well. We’re all dependent on electricity; let’s face it when the power goes out, you don’t want to be scrambling to figure out how you’ll get a backup generator on-site, connected, and […]

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Sacramento Power Shutoffs: Facilities Must Prepare Now for Fire Season

Last summer we all experienced a record heat wave of triple digit temperatures which forced periodic power shutoffs to users across California. Moving forward, we should expect a similar assault in 2021. An effective plan must account for soaring temperatures, wildfires, and outages initiated by utilities like SMUD and PG&E, with only a few days’ […]

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A+ For CD & Power Generator Apprenticeship Program

CD & Power announced today the State of California’s approval of its technician education and training program. After a review of the company’s generator apprenticeship curriculum, the state’s Department of Industrial Relations granted approval and will designate graduates of the four-year program as “Master Generator Technicians.” “That is a new title, never used before in […]

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CD & Power Expands Backup System Services to Include UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) Battery Maintenance

Recognizing how dependent organizations are on battery power for essential operations like computers and healthcare equipment, CD & Power announced today a new service to ensure uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system health. The offering includes a potent combination of new technologies and rigorous testing protocols to identify and resolve potential issues before they happen. Uninterruptable […]

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Together We Rise Up at CD & Power

As many of you know, we select a theme for our company and employees to rally around each year. For 2021, we have chosen “Rise Up” as our theme to inspire us to move forward with gratitude and spread HOPE through our community. While we abandoned our plans to meet up in a few area parks, we managed to still celebrate the season and our Rise […]

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The 21st Century Technologies That Drive Tier 4 Engines, Demand 21st Century Maintenance

In 2008 Tier 4 engines were mandated for all new off-road construction vehicles. By 2015 they had largely met their goal of reducing harmful emissions from the diesel engines running generators, off-road construction equipment and heavy-duty trucks. A combination of new technologies arms the cleaner performance of Tier 4 engines. Two parts present a particular […]

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fire season 2020

Fire Season Update #2: August 2020 in Review

The third week of August served as a wakeup call to Mother Nature’s awesome power. A siege of more than 12,000 lightning strikes ripped through the state, touching off wildfires particularly in Northern California. The numbers are gruesome. CAL FIRE is currently tracking three wildfire groupings covering close to 700,000 acres. The CZU Lightning Complex […]

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Top Workplace Award

Backup Power Company Named to the Bay Area Top Workplaces List for the Sixth Straight Year

CD & Power was once again selected as one of the top places to work in the San Francisco Bay Area. “We know our job is never done when it comes to investing in our people,” explains Jill Collaro, President. “We’re honored to have won this workplace recognition, for the 6th year in a row. […]

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Fire Season 2020

Fire Season Update #1: Expectations for 2020

All signs point to a severe fire season in 2020. CAL FIRE (the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) recorded 4,465 fires covering close to 60,000 acres since January 1. It will get bigger, fast. Our parched terrain is fuel waiting for just a spark. During the winter, Los Angeles recorded more rain than […]

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Coronavirus Response Breeds Hope for the 2020 Fire Season

Few, if any businesses had a plan to navigate through a pandemic. What we at CD & Power discovered is the infinite capacity of our workforce to adapt to the profound changes Coronavirus forced upon us. Many of our customers expressed similar feelings about their own operations. We had to learn quickly how to work […]

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