The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.
Technical Options and Policy Solutions for Maintaining Continuous Electrical Power During Loss of Grid Power
Webinar - September 18, 2014 - 2:00-3:30pm
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 is designed to provide 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.
Who will benefit from this presentation?
• Federal state and local policymakers
• Elected officials
• Emergency planners
• Building owners and operators
• Business owners
• Insurance providers
What will this webinar address?
• What technologies are available to provide emergency backup electrical power?
• What are the differences between technologies?
• What are the limitations on use of each of these technologies?
• What are lessons learned in recent use of mobile and stationary backup generators?
• Are there incentives for building owners to install back-up generation capabilities?
Society of Environmental Journalist's 24th Annual Conference
September 3 - 7, 2014
New Orleans, LA
National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) Annual Meeting
September 8 - 11, 2014
The NACS Show
October 7 - 10, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting & Expo
October 12 - 15, 2014
7th Integer Emissions Summit USA
October 28 - 30, 2014
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Annual Legislative Summit
August 12 - 15, 2013
The Diesel Technology Forum was in Atlanta for the NCSL 2013 Legislative Summit to speak to the nation's state policymakers about clean diesel's role in powering their state's economy and to showcase how clean diesel delivers...more fuel-efficient vehicles with superior power and performance.
Attendees saw the all new 2104 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel! With 46mpg highway, the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel boasts the best fuel economy of any gasoline or diesel car in America. It comes equipped with the very latest clean diesel technology which help reduce emissions without sacrificing power.
They also checked out the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, that just set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement in June 2013 for the "lowest fuel consumption - 48 contiguous U.S. states for a non-hybrid car" category with a stellar 77.99 mpg. The achievement also beats the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 mpg
The Forum also highlighed the growth in diesel car registrations, an increase of 24.3 percent in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012 following similar trends of double-digit diesel car sale increases throughout the country.