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?
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Metro Transit expects to spend $34.7 million in the next three years to buy 80 buses, which will both replace its aging fleet and expand service in the core. About half of the new buses bought this year will replace vehicles Metro Transit has been usin. . .
The All Pakistan CNG Association on Monday criticised the government policy of barring filling stations from using diesel generators to run business during electricity loadshedding. Association president Ghiyas Paracha demanded immediate reversal of th. . .
Volkswagen said it will build the XL1 plug-in hybrid, which the automaker says will be the most fuel-efficient production car in the world. The two-seater uses a diesel hybrid powertrain, an aerodynamically shaped body and lightweight materials to limi. . .
Mercedes-Benz is known for its sophistication and engineering in its passenger cars and SUVs, and is well-known among commercial customers for the same attributes, being one of the leaders in innovation in the heavy truck segment. Following the introducti. . .
Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon (soot) emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum said today. Schaeffer highlighted . . .
The market for alternative fuel vehicles rose 9.4 per cent in 2012 in the UK, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)-to achieve a 1.4 per cent share of the new car market. While alternative fuel vehicles. . .
Mazda is getting serious about showing off the Skyactiv-D turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the Mazda6. The automaker has just announced it will campaign three diesel Mazda6 racers in the Grand-Am GX class of the upcoming 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a . . .
Under new European Union rules to combat pollution, trucks and buses rolling off assembly lines this year will produce significantly less harmful exhaust fumes. The European Commission said the new norms, known as Euro VI and replacing standards set in. . .
Improved filters, turbochargers, and fuel injection have helped make the motors quieter and cleaner. As part of its support of more fuel-efficient vehicles, Japan’s government this year introduced subsidies of as much as 180,000 yen ($2,200) for clean die. . .
Ford announced today that it is increasing production of its small diesel engine to supply North American demand for the Transit commercial van. The diesel, also known as the Duratorq, has been in strong demand because it is sold around the world in th. . .
The first ever joint promotion campaign by German automakers to promote clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. was welcomed today with the hope that it can accelerate current market successes for domestic clean diesel vehicle sales, according to Allen Schaeffe. . .
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on cleaner diesels, creating a challenge to imports and hybrids as government incentives spur demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. As of October, sales of diesels had tripled from last year to 31,425 units in Japan, acco. . .
In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment . . .
Speaking at the official launch of the new vessel, Bumi Armada chief financial officer Rezza Hassan said the diesel-electric engine offers a variety of benefits for the company. "The benefits of diesel-electric engines are lower fuel consumption and no. . .
While the Toyota-Subaru sports car picked up 318 votes for its thrilling rear-wheel drive handling, high revving boxer engine and reasonable price, it was the Mazda CX-5's revolutionary Skyactiv technology, great handling and economical clean diesel engin. . .
Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So . . .
Depending on the operating profile, the ASD 2810 Hybrid, which has a combination of diesel-direct and diesel-electric propulsion, facilitates average fuel savings of between 10% and 30% and cuts local emissions by 20 to 60%. The vessel has a bollard pull . . .
Who said going green couldn’t be fun? For the second consecutive year, the MINI Cooper D has bagged the ‘Most Fun Green Car’ at the What Car? Annual Green Awards. Packed with innovative green technology, this award-winning diesel car is kind to the enviro. . .
(TV news report) Paris - The majority of drivers in France run their cars on diesel, but the fuel has just been classified as carcinogenic by the WHO. Ecologists are calling for a rise in tax to make it the same price as petrol, as well as banning it from. . .
A third paper, presented by Daimler AG, details the joint Daimler-Delphi development of a combustion system using a new prototype two-stage diesel injector from Delphi. The injector uses a new variable orifice nozzle (VON) concept to minimize the conflict. . .
Caterpillar has shipped the 500th D7E track-type tractor, and Cat says Product Link data suggests the burgeoning population of diesel-electric dozers have saved more than 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel. The Cat D7E features a diesel-electric drive . . .
Electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars, according to new research. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology study found greenhouse gas emissions rose dramatically if coal was used to produce the electricity. . . .
At a news conference last week in Tokyo, Toyota vice chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wanted to set the record straight regarding the automaker’s diesel development. “We are making some of the best clean diesel engines in the world,” he stressed.
If you’re a car buyer in the U.S. looking for a high gas-mileage car, the chances are you’re going to choose a hybrid car for your next vehicle. In Europe, however, hybrid cars are generally shunned by car buyers in preference of high gas-mileage die. . .
The order will be the largest order for hybrid buses across Europe with the first batch of 30 buses expected to be pressed into service in April 2013. Technology to be used for the buses combines batteries, a conventional diesel engine and an electric . . .