Tag: portable generator

An engine-generator is the combination of an electrical generator and an engine (prime mover) mounted together to form a single piece of equipment. This combination is also called an engine-generator set or a gen-set. In many contexts, the engine is taken for granted and the combined unit is simply called a generator.

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

Onsite Solutions

Onsite Solutions

Hurricane Matthew, as it rolled into Florida and North Carolina, provided the owners of gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores with yet another reminder that even small businesses today need backup power in the form of onsite gensets.

“Facing Economic Extinction”

“Facing Economic Extinction”

As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Distributed Energy’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other blog post published in 2016.
Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning
 In May, at a US Department of Energy summit

Honda Power Equipment Debuts All-New Open Frame Inverter (OFI) Generators

Honda Power Equipment Debuts All-New Open Frame Inverter (OFI) Generators

The new Honda EB2800i industrial model and EG2800i consumer model expand the company’s portable power offering for light construction and home use applications, delivering more of what Honda generator customers have come to expect: quiet operation, high-quality power, fuel efficiency, and long run times in a lightweight, portable package.

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Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

Small But Powerful Portable Energy Sources

In the theater, they have a saying, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Never having performed in front of an audience myself, I can’t speak to the truth of this saying. However, in the power generation industry there really are small players: portable power sources. But they still

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

Engines and Gensets for Emergencies

With a growing number of severe weather events, power outages are on the rise, notes Kyle Nelson, vertical marketing manager for Generac Power Systems.

Summertime arrives with its notorious slate of challenges, with the Atlantic hurricane season spanning June 1 to November 30, heat waves that tax air-conditioning systems, and the possibility of tornadoes.

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Keeping the Plant Running

Keeping the Plant Running

Disasters such as Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina have taught water utilities that emergency planning and well-maintained backup systems are critical to limiting the devastating impact of plant failures. But what are the components of a good plan andmaintenance program? We posed that question to water system managers who survived

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