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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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Generator Rupture Basin Readiness

What the Art of War Tells Us About Readiness Sun Tzu was a sixth century B.C., Chinese army general whose influential writing on military strategy figures into the curriculum even today, at West Point. Admiral Yamamoto, the architect of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s attack on Pearl Harbor, was a devoted follower. About readiness Sun Tzu […]

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CD & Power – 2018 Top Workplace Winner

CD & Power Recognized by Bay Area News Group as a Top Workplace for 4th Time. Martinez, CA – June 27, 2018 – It seems to be a habit, but it’s one that the company never takes for granted. “We know our job is never done when it comes to investing in our people,” explains Jill Collaro, […]

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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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