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September 30, 2013   |   Diesel Technology Forum

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Preserving Public Safety: Role of Backup Generators in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief and Recovery

This webinar provided a basic understanding of the 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 (recorded September 27, 2013)

Diesel-powered generators can save lives during a power crisis. 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.

Full scale natural weather-related disasters in 2012 called attention to the vulnerability of the nation's electrical grid and the importance of continuous electrical power.  Superstorm Sandy that slammed the Mid-Atlantic region and micro-weather events and ice storms that downed trees and power lines in New England and Washington DC, cut off power to hundreds of thousands of people and businesses for days. These have provided unique insights into the importance of emergency backup power as part of local, state and federal emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

This webinar provided a basic understanding of the issues surrounding the use of emergency backup power systems, technology and fuel choices, operating conditions and case studies.


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Presentations:

Causes and Impact of Electrical Grid Failure – Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum
Backup Generator Sets and Disaster Planning/Recovery – Dwight Well, MTU Onsite Energy
Products, Case Studies and Resources - Jacquelyn Gotreau, MTU Onsite Energy


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