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The difference between brownouts and blackouts

What is the Difference Between Brownouts and Blackouts?? Why You Should Be Concerned!!

Brownouts and Blackouts: What’s the Difference? Brownouts and Blackouts: 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 […]

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Emergency Preparedness

  Emergency Preparedness: Your electric power supply and why you should be concerned Planning for power disruptions plays an important part in the overall profitability of your business. For some firms, even seconds of downtime can cost hundreds ­- even thousands of dollars. For almost every business, extended downtime can lead to financial disaster. It […]

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Considering a Residential Generator? Start Here.

Having a permanent stationery generator installed at your home used to be a simple matter some ten years ago, but now California cities have adopted the full requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, standard 110 and the rules, regulations, and costs are quite extensive. People who have large parcels of land will have an easier time […]

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LOAD BANK TESTING, a Crucial Part of Generator Maintenance

The purpose of most generator sets is to provide a trustworthy source of power for your facility or business during an emergency situation when the power is out or not available for some reason. In the event of a power failure, there should be no doubt that your backup power source will kick into action and get you back up and running.  But […]

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What’s the Difference Between Natural Gas and Diesel Generators?

Only a few years ago, traditional logic for generator sets (gensets) held that: Diesel generators = reliable and inexpensive but also noisy, loud and messy. Natural gas generators = expensive and temperamental but also quieter and cleaner. Diesel fuel is the traditional choice for commercial and industrial standby power, but is by no means the only […]

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Finding the Right Generator for your Power Needs

Finding the right generator to manage  your power needs is one of the top priorities in choosing a generator to rent or purchase. Whether it’s for primary or standby power, if your new generator can’t meet your specific needs, you should rethink it.  It can put a lot of  stress on the unit and  it can even damage the pieces of […]

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Electrical Generating Systems Association: 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 on her farm in Bedford, New York. Her home there has been called more like a small village, set on 153 acres of farmland. It takes a somewhat large parcel of land for a generator — especially in California where many […]

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Out with the Old – In with a New Kohler Generator

A beautiful Northern California hotel was the site of CD & Power’s most recent generator replacement project.  An obsolete 10kw generator circa 1980 was replaced with a brand new compliant 2015 Tier 4 25kw Kohler generator in an efficient two-day operation. A three-man team disassembled the old gen end and the engine put the generator […]

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Preparing for the Storm

As Northern California braces itself for the big storm on the horizon this week, the generator team at CD & Power is getting ready for emergency service. It’s almost like Santa’s workshop around here, with the generator elves busy double checking each of the 100 rental generators in the fleet and making sure they are […]

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