Tag: backup power system

An emergency power system is an independent source of electrical power that supports important electrical systems on loss of normal power supply. A standby power system may include a standby generator, batteries and other apparatus. Emergency power systems are installed to protect life and property from the consequences of loss of primary electric power supply.

The Strongest Link in the Chain

The Strongest Link in the Chain

Renewable energy—and solar energy in par­ticular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions

Backup Power Generators for Critical Applications

Backup Power Generators for Critical Applications

Greg Sala, general sales manager for the East region of Cummins Sales and Service, says there is a saying they have at the Cummins offices: “No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to buy a generator.'” But when facility owners and operators experience a power outage

Prevention Pays Off

Prevention Pays Off

Greg Sala, general sales manager for the East region of Cummins Sales and Service, says there is a saying they have at the Cummins offices: “No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to buy a generator.'” But when facility owners and operators experience a power outage

Switchgear Maintenance

Switchgear Maintenance

You already know how important it is to perform regular preventive maintenance on your onsite power system. It doesn’t pay to install a backup generator to protect yourself from a failing public grid if that onsite system doesn’t work when called upon.

So you regularly test your onsite power system. You

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

The Benefits of Bi-Fuel Generators

Traditionally, diesel fuel has been the leader in standby power solutions. Diesel-fueled standby generators are perceived to be the most durable and reliable option available, as well as the most power-dense and cost-effective. These types of generators satisfy the standards that specify standby power sources and onsite fuel requirements. But,

The Growing Demand for Emergency Backup Power

The Growing Demand for Emergency Backup Power

Colocation and cloud-computing company LightEdge Solutions has succeeded in the data center business largely because of one key reason: The company’s data centers are reliable. The power at these centers never goes out.

Back to Back We Face the Future

Back to Back We Face the Future

While clearing out the clutter from a moss-covered file box, I stumbled on editorials and articles destined for the pages of Distributed Energy, the original name of our current Business Energy magazine. Leafing through a few, I was saddened to see no mention of energy storage as a central part

Microturbines for Backup Power

Microturbines for Backup Power

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Salem County Red Cross in Carneys Point, New Jersey asked Salem Community College to continue its 15-year tradition of serving as the local Red Cross disaster relief shelter with the stipulation the campus have a backup power system that provides electricity, cooling, and heating

Blades and Rotors

Blades and Rotors

The current market condition is favorable for onsite power generation, notes Jim Crouse, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Capstone Turbine Corporation.

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