The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.
50/50/50 by 2030: Transportation and the California Energy Challenge
June 10, 2015
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel Sacramento, CA
In his 2015 Inaugural Address, Governor Jerry Brown outlined three ambitious goals for California to achieve by 2030: Increase electricity derived from renewable sources to 50 percent; reduce petroleum consumption by 50 percent; double the efficiency of existing buildings and make heating fuels cleaner.
RealClearPolitics will examine what needs to be done to reduce petroleum consumption by 50 percent. What is possible and achievable by 2030? How can California balance the climate and clean air goals while still meeting its energy requirements, transportation demands and economic development needs? And what innovations, clean technologies and alternatives will be the key to a successful plan.
Find out more about our California events on June 10th, including the "Meeting California’s Clean Air and Climate Challenges" briefing session.
Keeping the Lights On and Critical Services Functioning: Technical Options and Policy Solutions for Maintaining Continuous Electrical Power During Loss of Grid Power
September 18, 2014
Emergency backup electrical generators can save lives during an emergency. Interruptions of electrical power, even of short duration, create situations that could imperil public health and safety. Blackouts also wreak havoc for businesses and create significant inconveniences for individuals. Emergency generators must be able to provide reliable, immediate and full strength electric power when there is a failure of the primary power supply system.
From hurricanes, floods, mud slides, to wild fires and tornadoes, frequent weather-related disasters call attention to the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grid and the importance of continuous electrical power. Weather events, both large and small, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and businesses for days exposing the importance of emergency backup power as part of local, state and federal emergency preparedness, response and recovery.
This webinar provided a basic understanding of the issues surrounding the use of emergency backup power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and incentives to provide critical electrical power.
Importance of Emergency Standby Power for Emergency Preparedness and Response & Generator Technology Brief
(Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum)
Diesel Technologies Offered in Emergency Standby Applications (Jason Kitchel, Caterpillar)
Overview of State Incentives Provided for Emergency Power Generation (Ezra Finkin, Diesel Technology Forum)
Case Study: Fuel Up Maryland (Mike Jones, Maryland Energy Administration)