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Preparing for the Storm

As Northern California braces itself for the big storm on the horizon this week, the generator team at CD & Power is getting ready for emergency service. It’s almost like Santa’s workshop around here, with the generator elves busy double checking each of the 100 rental generators in the fleet and making sure they are […]

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Operation Christmas Child

Even a couple of our customers got into the Christmas spirit, as the team at CD & Power came together again this year to donate Christmas gifts for children around the world as part of Samaritan’s Purse, “Operation Christmas Child.”  All told, twenty four boxes were delivered to the local drop off point this morning. […]

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“Ripple”

After every meeting we “ripple.” You maybe wonder what a “ripple” is and what it means to us here, at CD & Power. If you were to throw a pebble in to a pond, you notice that the pond does not stand still. It will ripple from the point where the pebble hits the water. […]

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After the Earthquake – Emergency Response

Rob Nanney’s day started early on Sunday August 24. Rob is the Operations Manager at CD & Power.  He has been with the company for 18 years and handles the 24 hour emergency telephone line. After his wife woke him up for the earthquake at 3:30 am, he knew it would be a long day.   […]

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Life Lessons from Lisa Carter

Austin Can’t Pen the Pig Written by Lisa Carter, General Manager, CD & Power My nephew is involved with 4H and raised a pig to auction off at the County Fair. He has raised many pigs and I have heard of the fair antics through “Fair Reports” that my sister writes each day of fair […]

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Generator Genius Video Series

We at CD & Power are thrilled to introduce a brand new series of videos called Generator Genius. So far we have produced four videos that are posted on our website at https://www.gotpower.com/generators/generator-genius/. These bite sized videos will cover tips like: Back Up Your Power (and why a planning ahead can save your business money, […]

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Pondering the Future of Power Generation

This photo of CD & Power Technician George Enos’s son got me thinking about the future and generators and all the possibilities held by our precious children. Yeah, I know, kind of esoteric for a Thursday. But it’s July and lots of folks around here are on vacation!! Anyway, I have always been fascinated with […]

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Generators and Water Districts

I just found an excellent article online at epa.gov regarding specifics about generators as used by Water and Wastewater Districts. Is Your Water or Wastewater System Prepared? What You Need to Know About Generators This article has information for the basics, including how to identify the systems Water Districts might classify as Critical, Secondary and […]

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Load Bank Testing from CD & Power

If you are wondering what a Load Bank is, it is a device that develops an electrical load, and applies the load to an electrical power source like a generator. A Load Bank is a great way to provide a maintenance load to an idle generator that hasn’t been used very often, so it can be […]

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What We Are All About

California Diesel & Power was started in June of 1985 by Chuck Uischner aka “The Big Tall Bald Guy.” He would fix equipment during the day and do the bookwork at night. We have come a long way since 1985, with an expanded business in two locations, Martinez and Sacramento, and have surrounded the business […]

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