Back-up power: understanding environmental regulation

Greg Altria, associate consultant with SLR, provides an insight into the Environmental Permitting Regulations affecting mission critical sites The Environmental Permitting Regulations (England and Wales)...

Building resilience with combined heat & power

Efficient decentralised energy technology such as CHP can allow organisations to build site resilience and combat rising energy costs, yet capex constraints can present...

Caterpillar introduces 2,750KW diesel genset

Caterpillar Inc. has introduced the Cat 3516E diesel generator set with a new 2,750 kW rating for 60 Hz standby applications. The generator set offers...

DataCentres North: full programme announced

Datacentres North’s educational programme will address both 'strategic issues' affecting the industry and the opportunities specific to the region, as well as the 'operational...

Demand-side response: too much of a risk? You tell us…

Demand-side response (DSR): is it all pain and no gain? Is it too much of a risk? Or can it be achieved safely with the...

E.ON integrates Fraport AG emergency power generators into virtual power plant

E.ON's virtual power plant continues to grow. Four emergency power generators for Fraport AG are now linked to E.ON's energy platform. This means that,...

Florida mandates backup generators for nursing homes following deaths

In Florida, nursing homes across the state have been given 60 days to equip their facilities with backup generators, after the deaths of eight...

Getting to the heart of sustainable power

Could hydrogen fuel cell technology replace diesel generators at mission critical sites? A cath lab in Israel has already moved to this alternative source...

JCB generators in pole position for Grand Prix support

JCB’s high powered generators and other machines are in pole position to support Williams Martini Racing, as the team tours the top European Formula...

JCB secures major rental generator deal

Power generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has landed a major deal with a leading company in the Middle East. Dubai-based Rental Solutions & Services...

JCB wins £10m contract for gas powered generators

JCB has secured a deal worth £10 million which will see the company’s first major entry into the gas powered generator sector. The company’s Power...

JCB wins major contract for standby power at Canary Wharf

JCB Broadcrown has secured a contract to provide stand-by power at one of London’s most striking and  mixed use developments. Standing 27 storeys high,...

Loadbanks deliver resilience for Europe’s greenest mine

Crestchic has provided two of its 1MW resistive only loadbanks to the first ever underground data centre, based in Norway.  The Lefdal mine, a 120,000...

Natural solution to MCPD?

With the introduction of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), mission critical sites are facing ever more stringent emissions legislation. Craig Wilkins, from Cummins,...

New standby power system at Greggs PLC’s

Generator specialist, DTGen, has been appointed to supply and install a new standby power system at Greggs PLC’s new, state-of-the-art Balliol Park depot in...

Poor fuel maintenance risks outages

A study shows that 83% of fuel tanks exhibit moderate to severe corrosion, while fuel maintenance is often poorly executed. Overlooking this important component...

Power only half the story as volatility hits energy bills in 2016

Wholesale power prices declined for 2015 with anticipated softening into 2016. Yet bills are expected to rise and the market to become increasingly volatile....

Power outage threat posed by hackers

Hackers could pose a significant threat to smart grid security unless the challenges are better understood and addressed, researchers have warned. A team of...

Raising standards and driving best practice

AMPS stands for the Association of Manufacturers and suppliers of Power generating Systems. It is the trade association and industry voice for the UK’s...

Risk posed by diesel ‘bugs’ in standby generators

Operators may find that the fuel in diesel standby generators that have been standing unused for long periods of time is no longer fit...