Tag: onsite generation

Distributed energy, also district or decentralized energy is generated or stored by a variety of small, grid-connected devices referred to as distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed energy resource systems.

Avoiding Power Interruptions at Data Centers

Avoiding Power Interruptions at Data Centers

Kyle Ellenberger of Power Systems & Controls has seen big changes in the data center industry since the earliest few data centers were launched in the United States.

“The first data centers were crazy—they had soldiers guarding them and barbed wire. No, you can’t roll up in a tank and steal

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

Power Security

Power Security

As described by the US Department of Energy (DOE), microgrids are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously, help mitigate grid disturbances for faster system response and recovery, and strengthen grid resilience.

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 4

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 4

Maintenance, Monitoring
Matuseski with Cummins says that once hospitals have chosen and installed an onsite power system, it’s important for the staffers at that facility to learn how to monitor these systems and maintain them.

This is the only way that hospitals can guarantee that their onsite power systems are working properly.

Turbines and Non-Traditional Fuels

Turbines and Non-Traditional Fuels

In recent years, turbine manufacturers have been taking a number of steps to make their equipment more environmentally friendly in terms of improved efficiency and performance, reduced emissions, and such. However, what is even bigger news is how turbines are being used as parts of larger renewable and environment-conscious projects.

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.

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 3

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 3

The Questions
Cost, of course, is a big issue for hospitals today. The healthcare industry hasn’t suffered quite as much as have others during the country’s economic slowdown. But revenues are still down at many hospitals.

Consumers can’t ignore a broken leg, of course. They’ll still need treatment for that. But they

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 2

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 2

The Benefits
Abington Memorial already had 13 standby generators for emergency power, Szatkowski says. But the hospital couldn’t use those generators to produce its own power. Instead, the hospital was buying all of its power from the public grid.

This was expensive. The hospital had already hired an engineering firm to recommend

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