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PG&E’s New Wildfire Risk Measures and What to Do

UPDATE for 2019: PG&E announced more expansive fire risk measures in February 2019. For details about that announcement, visit the PG&E 2019 wildfire safety plan press release. A few of our customers have asked about recent PG&E announcements and how to best be prepared. Here is what we know and recommend: PG&E’s Announcement 1) PG&E […]

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Why Does Our Generator Start or Stop for No Reason?

At CD & Power we get calls all the time asking, “Why did my generator just start up for no reason” or “Why didn’t it start when we had an outage?” Even in one case, “My generator is haunted. Can you help me out?” The questions are not without merit. Your generator is a complex […]

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What Will My Generator Power?

When an outage strikes and your generator kicks in, what will it power? We asked Carlos Navas, Project Manager for generator installations at CD & Power, to help us answer this question. “In short, a generator can be configured to power whatever you want it to power,” Carlos explained. Having also served as an Account […]

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CD & Power Named One of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area

Martinez, CA – April 19, 2018 – CD & Power is proud to be listed as one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, by the San Francisco Business Times, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and Quantum Workplace, who co-produced a recent in-depth study. “We know our job is never done when […]

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The Pitfalls of Proprietary Generator System Software

Software plays an ever increasing role in our daily existence. We have travelled far beyond that fifth dimension, foreseen in The Twilight Zone back in the sixties. Driving into an automotive service station with an engine problem, what is the first thing a technician will do? They will plug the engine into a computer, because […]

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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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Why It’s Important to Use a California-Based Generator Maintenance Company

A generator failure can be a full blown, four-alarm emergency for a facility. It can be a nightmare and it is not the time to start dreaming up an emergency, contingency plan. Without a plan in place there is a tendency to jump at quick but not well-thought-out solutions, like looking at the label on […]

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Arc Flash Danger and How to Protect Your Workers

Arc flash, also known as flashover or arc fault, is a risk for any workplace that has energized equipment. This uncontrolled electrical discharge can cause serious injury or even death for any workers in the vicinity. Read on to learn more about arc flash danger around generators and how to protect your workers. What Is […]

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Celebrating 11 Years of Generator Maintenance and Sales in Sacramento

Eleven years ago we were proud to rank as the leading independent, industrial generator maintenance company in the Bay Area. As such, we secured business with some of the most prestigious organizations around, including retail chains and telecommunications companies, all voracious users of power and consequently, back-up power. Many of these companies operate in other […]

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CD & Power: a Bay Area Top Woman-Owned Company

  You might expect to find a large number of women-owned businesses in the Bay Area. The San Francisco Business Times reports there are over 192,000 of them. What you might not expect to find is the Bay Area’s largest independent player in the industrial generator service industry among them. In the Business Times annual […]

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