Paul Bearn, PE, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia


Other Building Types December 1, 2008

EPO: Emergency Power ON

Over the last several years, continuity of electrical power has become increasingly important not only to individual utility customers, but to the national and world economy. Meanwhile, confidence has eroded in our overstressed and aging utility grid given such events as the Chicago Loop outage of 2000, California’s rolling blackouts of 2001, the Northeast blackout of 2003, and the European outages of 2003 and 2006. To ensure that power is available when needed, many businesses are taking control by installing on-site generation.

By Paul Bearn, PE, KlingStubbins, Philadelphia
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