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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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COVID-19 Policy and Actions

We are always concerned about the health and safety of our employees and our customers. We have already been preparing for what we believe will be a prolonged and difficult fire season. We are adding to our rental fleet, getting scheduled maintenance completed, and offering education on preparedness. During the California state and regional shelter-in-place […]

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Solar Generator for Drive-Thru Virus Testing

Like so many other businesses in our area, we are eager to support our customers, employees, and community at large as much as possible during this crisis. Our creative equipment supplier gave us an idea recently that we’re eager to make a reality. As drive-thru virus testing tents are set up, they will need power. […]

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CD & Power Launches Availability of Portable Solar Power for Rent

Clean, green, quiet, portable hybrid solar trailers are ready for deployment Martinez, CA – February 25, 2020 – CD & Power is pleased to announce the immediate availability of portable hybrid solar trailers for rent across its Northern California service area. In order to meet the demand for backup or remote power options that use […]

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Generator Rental

How to Prepare for Renting a Commercial Generator

Be Prepared – the Boy Scout motto. It’s a pretty good summary of our advice for renting a commercial generator as well. 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 running. Losing power is already stressful enough. The process […]

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How to Speed Up Restoring Power with a Generator Docking Station

If you live in Northern California, you are likely more familiar with what happens during a power outage than you ever wanted to be. If you have used temporary, portable generators to restore power to your facility in the past, then you are aware that there is more to it than getting a generator on […]

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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Events – Lessons Learned

As we reflect on the fire season of 2019, it’s clear that the public safety power shutoff events only made it that much more important to prepare for next year. The preventative shutoff events dramatically extend the impact of fire season across a much larger population – hitting urban and suburban populations far from actual […]

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