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  1. Use of Portable Generators During the Ongoing California Heat Wave

    Use of Portable Generators During the Ongoing California Heat Wave

    California heat wave is here and how! 

    As a result of the Extreme Heat Event, on August 30, 2022, the National Weather Service issued Excessive Heat Warnings and Excessive Heat Watches within the State in effect beginning on August 31, 2022, through September 6, 2022. The Extreme Heat Event is putting and will continue to put significant demand and strain on California's energy grid.

    With temperatures set to rise 15-20 degrees above normal, the stress on the energy grid is expected to rise at a year-round peak of the year exceeding 48,000 megawatts.

    In a bid to relieve some of the stress on the energy grid, the California Independent System Operator has issued a flex alert, which encourages residents to restrict their electricity usage between 4 PM and 9 PM. 

    As a matter of fact, the Independent System Operator, which has the onus of the management of 80% of the energy grid of the state of

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  2. The Generator 'Sweet Spot'

    The Generator 'Sweet Spot'

    In cycling, sweet spot training involves placing the body under sustained stress, but not so much stress that it cannot be held for a long duration. It can be defined in relation to a percentage of the cyclist’s functional threshold power and aims to increase the cyclist’s fitness, while getting the most out of their timeHere, Victor Seropian, Power Systems Sales Manager for Power Generation Enterprises, Inc. (PGE) power systems,  explains how generators, like cyclists, have a sweet spot that can mean operators get the best out of their investment.

    Generator sets are designed to run with load — loading them properly is essential to availability, reliable operation and optimal engine life. The ideal amount of load a genset should be run with will depend both on the application the generator is being used in, and its rating. Choos

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  3. Natural Gas Microgrids Do What Solar and Batteries Alone Can’t for California Resiliency

    Natural Gas Microgrids Do What Solar and Batteries Alone Can’t for California Resiliency

    California utilities face resistance to deploying natural-gas generators. But the alternative may be dirtier diesel.

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  4. The Data Center Market in US to Generate Revenues of Over $75 Billion During the Period 2020 −2025

    The Data Center Market in US to Generate Revenues of Over $75 Billion During the Period 2020 −2025

    Data Center Market in US – Segmentation

    • The procurement of ODM servers by hyperscale operators, cloud builders, and other enterprises has offered a significant boost to the server market. Server systems based on x86 architecture dominate the US data center market. Most modern operators are adopting servers that suit their workload requirements.
    • PDUs supporting up to 20 kW will increase with the use of high-performance computing infrastructure in the US. Diesel generators are more likely to be adopted than any other generators such as biofuel or natural gas. Most facilities are installed with >2 MW capacity per unit. Generators
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  5. On-site power surge: Data center gen-set market poised to grow $2.6B through 2024

    On-site power surge: Data center gen-set market poised to grow $2.6B through 2024

    The new math of the corporate giant world favors on-site power.

    These things vary according to stock exchange fluctuations, but any list of the biggest invariably includes Apple, Google (known as Alphabet on the market), Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon.

    What does each of these have in common?: 1) None existed 50 years ago; and 2) they all employ massive data centers which require GWs of energy and must keep running at all times under all conditions.

    Google, Apple and the rest all garner headlines with stories about renewable energy virtual power purchase deals involving billions of dollars in financial off-sets to energy use. VPPs are indirect ways of financing more renewable energy on the grid, whether those clean electrons get to the specific data center or not.

    But what each of those data centers also have in common are

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  6. Opportunities in the Global Mobile Power Generation Equipment Rentals and Purchases Outlook for 2020-2024

    Opportunities in the Global Mobile Power Generation Equipment Rentals and Purchases Outlook for 2020-2024

    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The global mobile power generation equipment rentals market is poised to grow by USD 1.50 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of about 6% during the forecast period. During the forecast period, the market will show an accelerating growth of $1.50 billion. The market is driven by the increasing infrastructural activities. In addition, the rising demand from the mining and oil and gas industry is anticipated to boost the growth of the mobile power generation equipment rentals market. 

    The increasing number of new projects from government and non-government sectors related to development, engineering, maintenance, and management is leading to an increase in infrastructural

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