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October 05, 2015   |   Diesel Technology Forum

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Power Up: State Initiatives to Enhance Readiness and Resiliency for Ensuring Continuous Electrical Operation for Key Businesses and Facilities During Grid Outages

This recorded webinar provides an update on state plans to keep the lights on during severe weather events.


Recorded on September 29, 2015

This recorded webinar provides 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. Senior administrators with the Maryland Energy Administration spoke about this unique program to make sure retail fuel locations and emergency shelters have emergency backup power to keep motorists moving on evacuation routes, refuel first responder vehicles and make sure residents needing emergency housing all have electricity.

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