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Ready for El Nino?

Ready for El Nino?

According to Mike Halpert of the Federal Climate Protection Center, there is a “95 percent chance of El Nino continuing through the winter, that’s about as confident as you will ever see in a climate forecast.” There you have it, El Nino is coming and it goes without saying that now would be a good […]

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Thoughts to ponder about Generator Replacement

Determining the right time to replace a generator can be a daunting task. A standby generator is one of those pieces of a business that feels useless. Kind of like a Contingency Plan. Until of course the power is out and it is the lifeline to keeping your business functioning or providing critical life safety […]

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CD & Power Named the #1 Top Workplace in the Bay Area

The Bay Area News Group named CD & Power as the #1 Top Workplace in the Bay Area for 2015 in its sixth annual top workplace survey, conducted by Workplace Dynamics. CD & Power is a Contra Costa based success story, established 30 years ago in Concord and still owned by the same family. Now […]

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In an Emergency, Timing is Everything

When power is disrupted, how prepared are you? The power grid can be interrupted by major or minor occurrences, such as The weather Human interference, i.e. construction mishap Equipment malfunctions or age-related failures Acts of terrorism If the power is out for long, delayed response can be very costly. With our experience in the power […]

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BROWNOUTS AND BLACKOUTS??-WHY YOU SHOULD BE CONCERNED!!

What is a Brownout? According to Wikipedia, A brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system. Intentional brownouts are used for load reduction in an emergency.  The reduction lasts for minutes or hours, as opposed to short-term voltage sag (or dip). The term brownout comes from the dimming experienced by […]

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Emergency Preparedness

  Your electric power supply and why you should be concerned Planning for power disruptions plays an important part in the overall profitability of your business. For some firms, even seconds of downtime can cost hundreds ­- even thousands of dollars. For almost every business, extended downtime can lead to financial disaster. It does not […]

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Considering a Residential Generator? Start Here.

Having a permanent stationery generator installed at your home used to be a simple matter some ten years ago, but now California cities have adopted the full requirements of the National Fire Protection Association, standard 110 and the rules, regulations, and costs are quite extensive. People who have large parcels of land will have an easier time […]

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LOAD BANK TESTING, a Crucial Part of Generator Maintenance

The purpose of most generator sets is to provide a trustworthy source of power for your facility or business during an emergency situation when the power is out or not available for some reason. In the event of a power failure, there should be no doubt that your backup power source will kick into action and get you back up and running.  But […]

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What’s the Difference Between Natural Gas and Diesel Generators?

Only a few years ago, traditional logic for generator sets (gensets) held that: Diesel generators = reliable and inexpensive but also noisy, loud and messy. Natural gas generators = expensive and temperamental but also quieter and cleaner. Diesel fuel is the traditional choice for commercial and industrial standby power, but is by no means the only […]

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Finding the Right Generator for your Power Needs

Finding the right generator to manage  your power needs is one of the top priorities in choosing a generator to rent or purchase. Whether it’s for primary or standby power, if your new generator can’t meet your specific needs, you should rethink it.  It can put a lot of  stress on the unit and  it can even damage the pieces of […]

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