Conversation on existing & emerging technology choices for emergency backup power.
March 18, 2013 | Diesel Technology Forum
This webinar provided an understanding of the basic issues surrounding the use of emergency backup power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions, and case studies.
Preserving Public Safety: Role of Backup Generators in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief and Recovery – March 18
Interruptions of electrical power, even of short duration, create situations that imperil public health and safety. 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. This webinar provides an understanding of the basic issues surrounding the use of emergency backup power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions, and case studies.
The loss of electrical grid power due to storms, natural disasters or high power demands are increasingly common. The cost of electrical outrages on annualized basis to the U.S. Economy range from $80 billion to over $100 billion annually, according to recent studies. Two-thirds of the outages are weather related, ranging from ice storms, hurricanes, lightning strikes and other incidents.
With a growing dependence on technology and interconnected systems that rely on electricity, power reliability becomes increasingly critical. Hospitals, data centers, water and sewage facilities, fueling stations, and communication and transportation systems require continuous power to protect public health and safety.
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Overview of Technology Choices for Emergency Back-Up Electrical Power Outside the Grid
Matt Menzel, Application Engineering Team Leader, U.S. and Canada, Cummins Power Generation (Shoreview, MN)
Emergency Back-Up Power Considerations – Overview of Factors that Determine the Use, Size and Performance of Units
Case Study: Providing Emergency Power Solutions for the Northeast - Superstorm Sandy and More
U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s Role in Disasters - Government Perspective on Role of Backup Emergency Generators in Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery
Richard Alt, Branch Chief, Homeland Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center (HITRAC), Department of Homeland Security (Washington, D.C.)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Role in Disasters - Government Perspective on Role of Backup Emergency Generators in Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery
Case Study: Seaside Heights, N.J. – Transforming Peak Power Generators to Emergency Prime Power
Global Climate Action Summit Affiliate Event provided opportunity to hear leading engine, vehicle & equipment manufacturers outline progress made in boosting efficiency to reduce GHG emissions from heavy-duty sector & opportunities for further advancements in these unique sectors to contribute to cutting carbon emissions.