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Remote Generator Monitoring

Is the Responsibility of Backup Power in Your Hands?

Then You Want CD & Power’s RemoteGP™ at Your Fingertips. RemoteGP™ helps you stay informed. RemoteGP is a web-based, wireless technology that provides up-to-date, generator performance. Every generator installed with a RemoteGP device reports up-to-date information no matter where it is located. At your desk or anywhere else using a computer, a tablet, or a […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get a New Stationary Generator Up and Running?

Figure on a time line of one year. That’s right, one year. Maybe more. We’re approaching mid-August. It may be tempting to think that you could order a new stationary generator and swap it in before the end of this year’s fire season. Maybe you had set a goal to have a new generator in […]

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Top Workplace 2019

CD & Power and CEO Jill Collaro Recognized by Bay Area News Group. Martinez, CA – June 26, 2019 – CD & Power is pleased to be doubly honored in this year’s Top Workplace list published by the Bay Area News Group. Not only is the company recognized among the top 10 small businesses for […]

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Why Rupture Basin Sensor Testing is Important

Welcome to tip number 15 of the Generator Genius series. Today we’ll be talking about the importance of installing and testing sensors to prevent two types of fuel spills.  Diesel fuel is considered a hazardous liquid, so its storage is governed by state and federal rules. Tanks that can store 500 gallons of fuel […]

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Environmental Regulations That May Affect Your Power Generator

Emergency power generators can be critical pieces of equipment for any facility, especially in the stormy seasons of spring or winter or in disasters such as hurricanes or floods. If you have one in your facility now, or are thinking about getting one, you need to be aware of the environmental regulations which are triggered […]

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Generator Remote Stop Switch Requirement

Welcome to tip number 14 of the Generator Genius series. Today we’ll be talking about the importance of installing the proper means of stopping and disconnecting your generator. Most generators come with a bright red stop switch on the control panel so that if someone needs to shut it down in an emergency, it’s simple […]

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PG&E Policies Will Lead to More Outages in 2019

Recently PG&E provided additional details about its fire safety plan for 2019. An important factor — expect more and broader blackouts this summer and fall. The announcement lays out the expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. More details available on the PG&E website. What does this mean for you? Make sure your disaster […]

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CD & Power In the News

Jump to the 3:15 mark to see OUR rental generator (and camera-friendly technicians) hard at work to supply power for this Safeway store!

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Truck Fleet Maintenance Best Practices

  Fleet Maintenance Racks up Safe Driving Miles and Saves Money, Too. Issues uncovered in the garage prevent disasters out on the road. We see it all the time: that clogged filter or rusted connector that a careful check-up would have spotted sidelines your truck for big ticket repairs. Don’t forget to add towing and […]

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PG&E Notifications – Potential for Power Shutoffs

We have heard from several customers that they received notification from PG&E regarding potential, planned, power outages starting tomorrow. Forecasts for extreme weather are causing fire concerns. Per PG&E: “Due to expected extreme fire danger conditions, including the Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service and several other weather factors, Pacific Gas and Electric […]

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