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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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Tier 0 Engines in California Must Be Completely Retired

It’s not new news, but it is important. As outlined in the California Air Resources Board Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM), portable tier 0 diesel engines rated at 50 bhp or greater were to be completely removed from service as of January 1st 2017. We’ve all known this was coming as it’s already been over […]

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Impact of Hurricane Recovery on Parts & Service Availability

Just like you, we have been watching the unfolding emergencies caused by Irma and Harvey and the wildfires in Oregon and Montana. Luckily, we are in a position to help so are providing generators as requested to support impacted areas. Rest assured that our relief commitments have not inhibited our ability to supply generators to our Northern California […]

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5 Reasons Emergency Preparedness is More Important Than Ever

Many companies are unprepared for business disruptions caused by power blackouts and are often unaware of the potential costs and impact on their operations. While the majority of power failures from national grids last only a few hours, some blackouts can last days or even weeks, completely shutting down production at companies and critical infrastructures […]

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