September 16, 2015 | Diesel Technology Forum
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As part of National Preparedness Month, we will provide you with an update on state plans to keep the lights on during severe weather events. Mobile and stationary diesel generators have long provided emergency backup power to critical facilities. Many states susceptible to severe weather are now requiring or encouraging retail fuel locations to install emergency backup power capabilities to keep motorists along evacuation routes and also allow first responders to refuel in the event of a widespread power outage.
The State of Maryland has been a leader by providing incentives for retail fuel locations to either install the necessary switchgear to accept a mobile generator or install a stationary generator through the Fuel Up Maryland program administered by the Maryland Energy Administration. The state is building on the success of the program by expanding eligibility to emergency shelters including firehouses. We will have senior administrators with the Maryland Energy Administration speaking about this unique program to make sure retail fuel locations and emergency shelters have emergency backup power to keep motorists on evacuation routes, refuel first responder vehicles and make sure residents needing emergency housing all have electricity.
Speaker: Mike Jones, Program Analyst, Maryland Energy Administration