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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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Backup Power Lessons Learned from Wildfires

In Northern California we are fortunate to live in an expanse of boundless natural beauty. But from time to time Mother Nature reminds us of the essential wildness that stirs within it. Case in point: the recent wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Butte and Solano Counties. Shortly after the outbreak of the fires Sunday night, we had […]

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Meet Jeff Zimmerman – Central Valley Generator Technician

Many of our clients like to get to know the people they talk with on the phone or who travel to their site to service their generators. We wanted to make that a little easier for our generator service customers in Central Valley California towns like Modesto, Stockton, and Fresno. Meet Jeff Zimmerman. Jeff was […]

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The Dangers of Operating a Generator Indoors

Every year millions of people rely on portable generators when they lose access to power. Used safely, a portable generator delivers the power you need, when you need it most. On Tuesday, September 12, three people died of carbon-monoxide poisoning from a generator that was running inside their Orange County home in Florida, after Hurricane […]

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