Electrical Generating Systems Association: Here we come!

CD & Power President, Jill Collaro, and I departed SFO on a Saturday afternoon not sure what we would be encountering at our first EGSA Conference.  We had looked through the schedule and determined our divide-and-conquer strategy for getting the most we could in three short days. Our first networking event on Sunday evening was […]

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Power Generation For Everybody

Last week, Martha Stewart published a video about her experience having a generator installed on her farm in Bedford, New York. Her home there has been called more like a small village, set on 153 acres of farmland. It takes a somewhat large parcel of land for a generator — especially in California where many […]

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Out with the Old – In with a New Kohler Generator

A beautiful Northern California hotel was the site of CD & Power’s most recent generator replacement project.  An obsolete 10kw generator circa 1980 was replaced with a brand new compliant 2015 Tier 4 25kw Kohler generator in an efficient two-day operation. A three-man team disassembled the old gen end and the engine put the generator […]

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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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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 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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