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Safety After the Storm — Operating Portable Generators

When a storm downs power lines, electricity is often one of the initial services to fail. In response, many people use portable generators to...

Large Hydrokinetic Turbine Generation Is Here!

Hydrokinetic turbine generation process uses flowing water in the form of ocean tidal energy, river in-stream energy, or ocean current energy to generate electricity....

UL Question Corner: Generator Enclosures

I have a typical UL 2200 Listed generator installation set on a concrete pad. The generator has an overall enclosure, and inside that enclosure...

Disconnecting Means for Generators: Are we consistent on this subject?

There is no doubt that in electrical installations disconnecting means and overcurrent protective devices are required for electrical equipment and for ungrounded conductors. This...

Fuel Supply for Emergency and Stand-by Generators 

Some readers of this article may be surprised that this subject came to discussion. However, reality has demonstrated that this issue has created (and...

Operating Portable Generators

When a hurricane downs power lines, electricity is often one of the initial services to fail. In response, many people use portable generators to...

Main protective and control devices for emergency generators — are we...

Let’s say, you are a supplier of an emergency generator or a designer of an emergency distribution system, and your task is to select...

Grounding of Wind Power Systems and Wind Power Generators

Power continuity is essential in wind power projects where a tripped overcurrent device due to ground fault can have serious economic or operational consequences....

A New Generation

A former student called me to ask how to size a new generator for a facility. He said the calculated load would be 1200...

If Electricity Is So Expensive, Why Don’t You Buy a Generator?

Alternative electric sources have been around for a long time. I have a sister-in-law who lives on the side of a mountain near Rutland,...
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