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California pulls a 180!

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PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 02: California Gov. Gavin Newson speaks during a news conference after touring Barron Park Elementary School on March 02, 2021 in Palo Alto, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited a reopened elementary school a day after he announced a $6.6 billion school reopening agreement with the State legislature. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Just a short time ago the thought of running anything other than a highly rated EPA certified generator in the Golden State would have sounded crazy. CA has long been the spear head of the states tackling the hazards of Fossil Fuel. Yet, last week the Governor put in place a declaration offering to pay large energy consumers to utilize their backup power generators. California to paycompanies to use fossil fuels!?! So what changed?

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency to avert blackouts over the next few months. A confluence of factors has exposed the vulnerabilities of the state’s grid, mostly centered on this summer’s unusually widespread hot and dry conditions. Hydropower reservoirs are low. Neighboring states may send less electricity California’s way. Customers with air-conditioning are cranking it up. Newsom warns there may be shortfalls of 3,500 megawatts during “extreme weather events” — on a roughly 50,000 megawatt-system — and maybe more next summer. (Bloomberg.com/opinion)

On top all that, the once staunch enforcer of EPA regulations has put those worries aside for the time being. Basic goal, GET OFF THE GRID during peak times. So we find California in a bit of a pickle. How do you “lead the way” in green innovations when the needed planning and infrastructure is still so far from being effective and reliable. Will this change the path for the Golden State?

With so many other power sources available, the state does have the ability to maximize renewable sources. Where they fall short is in the demonization of the fossil fuel industry, which ironically, is necessary to have to physically build a better, green power grid. As we say here often, don’t focus on the one cure all and toss all others aside. Find the strengths in the many options and utilize them to our full potential. These next few months will tell us a lot about the future of California.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Insurance Companies Requiring Generator Backup For Businesses

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Insurance Companies Requiring Generator Backup For Businesses

The Texas Power Outage Changed Some Of The Insurance Rules.

The 2021 winter freeze/tornado/ice storm and ensuing power outage hit Texas like a freight train, shutting down every category of business, but hitting the shipping, the petroleum industry and manufacturing especially hard.

It cost millions of consumers, thousands of companies and their insurance providers hundreds of billions of dollars, and the economic effects will be felt for years to come. What was missing? Backup sources of power that could keep things going.

Insurance Companies Are Making Generators Mandatory For Their Customers

Because the winter storm in Texas lasted for a week, and most businesses were unprotected from an extended power loss, business came crashing down. The insurance industry estimates that if businesses had adequate backup power, effects of the storm would have been minimized.

Now, many insurance companies are requesting that backup generators be in place before certain types of business insurance can be issued. Critical Power understands that having reliable backup power can be the difference between keeping the business safe and operational or permanent shutdown, like we saw in Texas.

Critical Power Can Make Your Business “Storm-Proof” and Insurance Compliant.

Our team has the experience to assess your company’s backup power needs and work within your business insurance guidelines to keep you compliant and insured. Critical Power carries a complete new and pre-owned inventory of Diesel, Natural Gas and Mobile Generators. We also offer on-site visits, financing options, ongoing maintenance and can even take trades if you’ve outgrown your current commercial generator.

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We have a team of generator experts on hand to answer questions, offer advice or schedule a no-obligation assessment of your company’s generator or backup power needs.

In a Battery Future, what role will Generators play?

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As we have all heard, fossil fuels are being phased out. (Let’s not get into that mess yet) With this change, the influx of battery-operated devices will inevitably soar. Cars, Boats, Homes, even ATVs are all coming out with full electric options. With this comes the need to charge all these items. Where does that power come from? How can a Generator work in conjunction? Can batteries and fossil fuel play nicely? The answer is yes!

With groundbreaking inventions like the Tesla Powerwall® energy storage is getting better but even those are not yet widely available or affordable. So, in reality, we are far from being able to ditch the fossil fuel machines. But working together, they can make a great team. For example, the Powerwall®, charges using solar only, but if put in line with a Generator and an ATS, the Powerwall can act like a Battery backup. *“In an outage, Powerwall responds immediately and provides backup power before the generator can detect the outage. The generator is turned on only when the Powerwall has low charge, or if loads exceed Powerwall’s maximum output. When grid power returns, the generator will turn off and Powerwall can again charge from solar…” 

Examples like this will most surely grow greatly in numbers as our innovative spirits kick into gear. Things will get “greener”. Batteries, storage, and solar panels will improve, but let us not forget; It’s not about finding ONE solution to cure MANY issues but finding MANY solutions to work towards ONE goal. Sustainability. Fossil fuels are not the enemy and Batteries are not the cure.

These things have their place. Generators in particular are actually growing in need. One glaring example would be the grids in places like Southern California reaching their breaking points. Residents, farmers, ranchers, and many industries are getting squeezed on their power usage and at times even shutting the grid off. A battery backup system simply can’t handle that type of demand yet. And as a perfect example of my previous point, officials in S. Cal had gas fired power plants in place but they retired them prior to finding a better replacement.  As told by the Los Angeles Times ** “Some gas-fired power plants have retired, doomed by poor economics and state policies. And California has failed to replace those generators with clean-energy alternatives that can help keep the lights on after sundown, when solar farms go offline.” And the result was many residents and business owners of the state clambering for Generators.

So, can we ditch the fossil fuels and jump into battery powered everything. Not even close. Can we find better more efficient and green ways to use them together, absolutely.   

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.”
-Steve Jobs

FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 125 kW MTU Diesel Generator for Sale

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 125 kW MTU Diesel Generator

125 kW MTU Diesel Generator with 95 hours. Also, this 125 kW MTU comes equipped with a Weatherproof Enclosure and a base fuel tank. MTU OnSite Power supplies world-class power solutions with complete life-cycle support for infrastructure applications worldwide. This particular generator is power by a John Deere 4045HF Turbocharged engine. These Diesel Generators are great for providing standby power for emergency situations. Often these units are used in construction, grocery stores, gas stations, municipalities and many more applications needing standby and/or emergency power.

 

SPECS:

  • 125 kW/156 kVA
  • 3 phase, 60hz
  • 277/480v
  • EPA: TIER 3

We can provided a quote with installation and shipping! Get a quote here –> https://bit.ly/125MTUDiesel

WHY TEAM CPP&S?

A Team with over a century of combined experience in providing value-added services for its clients in the fast-paced data center industry. Critical Power (CPP&S) is your single point of contact for disposal or acquisition of reliable data center environmental and power equipment. Our team of project managers can handle all aspects of these projects from build-outs to demolition. Everything from “cradle to grave,” we provide full service solutions and our list of satisfied customers reads like a Who’s Who of the data center industry.

Our team is known for providing exceptional customer service in supplying smaller regional firms to fulfilling the demands of international Fortune 500 companies. We work with all sectors from financial enterprises, to telecom and manufacturing, to collocation and property management facilities. Other industries include:

We are the leader in the recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. We exceed our clients’ expectations for service, quality and integrity.

 

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 500 kW Simpower Diesel Generator

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 500 kW Simpower Diesel Generator

 

 

 

 

 

500 kW Simpower Diesel Generator with 775 hours. Also, this 500 kW Simpower comes equipped with a Sound Attenuated Enclosure and a 600 gallon base fuel tank. Simpower Ltd., has to date and will continue to offer Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product lines of Mitsubishi and Kohler for both land and marine applications. This particular generator is power by a Mitsubishi S6A3 Turbocharged engine. These Diesel Generators are great for providing standby power for emergency situations. Often these units are used in medical facilities, sport arenas, airports, municipalities and many more applications needing standby and/or emergency power.

SPECS:

  • 500 kW/625 kVA
  • 3 phase, 60hz
  • 277/480v

We can provided a quote with installation and shipping! Get a quote here –> https://bit.ly/500Simpower

WHY TEAM CPP&S?

A Team with over a century of combined experience in providing value-added services for its clients in the fast-paced data center industry. Critical Power (CPP&S) is your single point of contact for disposal or acquisition of reliable data center environmental and power equipment. Our team of project managers can handle all aspects of these projects from build-outs to demolition. Everything from “cradle to grave,” we provide full service solutions and our list of satisfied customers reads like a Who’s Who of the data center industry.

Our team is known for providing exceptional customer service in supplying smaller regional firms to fulfilling the demands of international Fortune 500 companies. We work with all sectors from financial enterprises, to telecom and manufacturing, to collocation and property management facilities. Other industries include:

We are the leader in the recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. We exceed our clients’ expectations for service, quality and integrity.

 

FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 400 kW Cummins Diesel Generator

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 400 kW Cummins Diesel Generator

 

 

 

 

 

400 kW Cummins Diesel Generator with under 200 hours since new. Also, this 400 kW Cummins comes equipped with a Sound Attenuated Enclosure and a base fuel tank. Cummins Power Generation has long been a top player in the critical infrastructure industry. This particular generator is power by a QSX15-G9 Inline 6 Turbocharged engine. These Diesel Generators are great for providing standby power for emergency situations. Often these units are used in medical facilities, sport arenas, airports, municipalities and many more applications needing standby and/or emergency power.

SPECS:

  • 400 kW/500 kVA
  • 3 phase, 60hz
  • 277/480v
  • EPA Rating : TIER 2

We can provided a quote with installation and shipping! Get a quote here –> http://bit.ly/400kWCumminsDFEH

WHY TEAM CPP&S?

A Team with over a century of combined experience in providing value-added services for its clients in the fast-paced data center industry. Critical Power (CPP&S) is your single point of contact for disposal or acquisition of reliable data center environmental and power equipment. Our team of project managers can handle all aspects of these projects from build-outs to demolition. Everything from “cradle to grave,” we provide full service solutions and our list of satisfied customers reads like a Who’s Who of the data center industry.

Our team is known for providing exceptional customer service in supplying smaller regional firms to fulfilling the demands of international Fortune 500 companies. We work with all sectors from financial enterprises, to telecom and manufacturing, to collocation and property management facilities. Other industries include:

We are the leader in the recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. We exceed our clients’ expectations for service, quality and integrity.

 

FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 375 kW Kohler Diesel Generator

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 375 kW Kohler Diesel Generator

 

 

 

 

 

375 kW Kohler Diesel Generator with only 103 hours since new. Also, this Kohler 400REOZD Diesel Generator comes equipped with a 400 gallon base fuel tank and weatherproof enclosure. These Kohler Power Systems units are well known and come equipped with the bulletproof, Series 60 Detroit Diesel. These Diesel Generators are great for providing standby power for emergency situations. Often these units are used in medical facilities, sport arenas, airports, municipalities and many more applications needing standby and/or emergency power.

SPECS:

  • 375 kW/469 kVA
  • 3 phase, 60hz
  • 277/480v
  • EPA Rating : TIER 3

We can provided a quote with installation and shipping! Get a quote here –> http://bit.ly/375kWKohlerDieselGen

WHY TEAM CPP&S?

A Team with over a century of combined experience in providing value-added services for its clients in the fast-paced data center industry. Critical Power (CPP&S) is your single point of contact for disposal or acquisition of reliable data center environmental and power equipment. Our team of project managers can handle all aspects of these projects from build-outs to demolition. Everything from “cradle to grave,” we provide full service solutions and our list of satisfied customers reads like a Who’s Who of the data center industry.

Our team is known for providing exceptional customer service in supplying smaller regional firms to fulfilling the demands of international Fortune 500 companies. We work with all sectors from financial enterprises, to telecom and manufacturing, to collocation and property management facilities. Other industries include:

We are the leader in the recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. We exceed our clients’ expectations for service, quality and integrity.

 

FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 600 kW Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Generator

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FEATURED GENERATOR: Used 600 kW Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Generator

 

 

 

 

 

600 kW Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Generator with under 800 hours since new. Also, this Caterpillar 3412 comes equipped with a 600 gallon base fuel tank and weatherproof enclosure. These CAT 3412 units are known for their quality and durability. These Diesel Generators are great for providing standby power for emergency situations. Often these units are used in medical facilities, sport arenas, airports, municipalities and many more applications needing standby and/or emergency power.

SPECS:

  • 600 kW/750 kVA
  • 3 phase, 60hz
  • 277/480v
  • Remote Annunciation
  • Onboard fuel polishing system

We can provided a quote with installation and shipping! Get a quote here –> https://bit.ly/600CAT3412

WHY TEAM CPP&S?

A Team with over a century of combined experience in providing value-added services for its clients in the fast-paced data center industry. Critical Power (CPP&S) is your single point of contact for disposal or acquisition of reliable data center environmental and power equipment. Our team of project managers can handle all aspects of these projects from build-outs to demolition. Everything from “cradle to grave,” we provide full service solutions and our list of satisfied customers reads like a Who’s Who of the data center industry.

Our team is known for providing exceptional customer service in supplying smaller regional firms to fulfilling the demands of international Fortune 500 companies. We work with all sectors from financial enterprises, to telecom and manufacturing, to collocation and property management facilities. Other industries include:

We are the leader in the recycling and redistribution of backup power and cooling systems. We exceed our clients’ expectations for service, quality and integrity.