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Coronavirus Response Breeds Hope for the 2020 Fire Season

Few, if any businesses had a plan to navigate through a pandemic. What we at CD & Power discovered is the infinite capacity of our workforce to adapt to the profound changes Coronavirus forced upon us. Many of our customers expressed similar feelings about their own operations. We had to learn quickly how to work […]

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COVID-19 Policy and Actions

We are always concerned about the health and safety of our employees and our customers. We have already been preparing for what we believe will be a prolonged and difficult fire season. We are adding to our rental fleet, getting scheduled maintenance completed, and offering education on preparedness. During the California state and regional shelter-in-place […]

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CD & Power Launches Availability of Portable Solar Power for Rent

Clean, green, quiet, portable hybrid solar trailers are ready for deployment Martinez, CA – February 25, 2020 – CD & Power is pleased to announce the immediate availability of portable hybrid solar trailers for rent across its Northern California service area. In order to meet the demand for backup or remote power options that use […]

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PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Events – Lessons Learned

As we reflect on the fire season of 2019, it’s clear that the public safety power shutoff events only made it that much more important to prepare for next year. The preventative shutoff events dramatically extend the impact of fire season across a much larger population – hitting urban and suburban populations far from actual […]

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Is the Responsibility of Backup Power in Your Hands?

Then You Want CD & Power’s RemoteGP™ at Your Fingertips.   RemoteGP™ helps you stay informed. RemoteGP is a web-based, wireless technology that provides up-to-date, generator performance. Every generator installed with a RemoteGP device reports up-to-date information no matter where it is located. At your desk or anywhere else using a computer, a tablet, or […]

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How Long Does it Take to Get a New Stationary Generator Up and Running?

Figure on a time line of one year. That’s right, one year. Maybe more. We’re approaching mid-August. It may be tempting to think that you could order a new stationary generator and swap it in before the end of this year’s fire season. Maybe you had set a goal to have a new generator in […]

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Why Rupture Basin Sensor Testing is Important

Welcome to tip number 15 of the Generator Genius series. Today we’ll be talking about the importance of installing and testing sensors to prevent two types of fuel spills.  Diesel fuel is considered a hazardous liquid, so its storage is governed by state and federal rules. Tanks that can store 500 gallons of fuel […]

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Generator Remote Stop Switch Requirement

Welcome to tip number 14 of the Generator Genius series. Today we’ll be talking about the importance of installing the proper means of stopping and disconnecting your generator. Most generators come with a bright red stop switch on the control panel so that if someone needs to shut it down in an emergency, it’s simple […]

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PG&E Policies Will Lead to More Outages in 2019

Recently PG&E provided additional details about its fire safety plan for 2019. An important factor — expect more and broader blackouts this summer and fall. The announcement lays out the expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program. More details available on the PG&E website. What does this mean for you? Make sure your disaster […]

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PG&E Notifications – Potential for Power Shutoffs

We have heard from several customers that they received notification from PG&E regarding potential, planned, power outages starting tomorrow. Forecasts for extreme weather are causing fire concerns. Per PG&E: “Due to expected extreme fire danger conditions, including the Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service and several other weather factors, Pacific Gas and Electric […]

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