With all the PG&E outage buzz, I’m concerned people are going to make quick decisions without a good knowledge base. Here are basic generator concepts you should understand: 1. Noise. Thank goodness there are noise regulations for backup home generators. Believe it or not, a very popular home backup generator is too loud for Bay […]
Here is Liesl’s attempt to make a pretty complicated subject a little easier to understand. WHO? Bay Area Air Quality Management Board=BAAQMD The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) The NSCAPCD and BAAQMD are 2 of 35 California air districts established to regulate the emissions of air pollution from “stationary sources” that […]
Do you know how to start/stop your generator? Do you know how to reduce your load to make your fuel last longer in an emergency situation? Do you know how to refuel your unit? After the recent fires in California, we were once again reminded that customers might have to survive on their own. Roads […]
Kohler to be a member of the newly formed Kohler Dealer Committee. This means Rick will be a key influence providing feedback directly to the Sales, Engineering and Marketing Departments at Kohler. Rick is the only West Coast representative to be chosen and will bring his expertise in California sound and emissions regulations. Did you […]
“Oh Yeah! And thank heavens because we had a 12 hour outage.” Point Reyes Station Unit: Generac “Yes it worked seamlessly on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.” Mill Valley Unit: Kohler “Using it right now!” Winery site Unit: Onan “Yes for about 12 hours.” Sebastopol Unit: Generac “We did not have to use the generator […]
I e-mailed our customers with the question, “Did you have a power outage in the last three weeks and depend on your generator?” 41 customers responded “yes” and their generators worked well. Most outages were 6-8 hours long. More than a few customers were out of power for 40 hours. A gas station in Sebastopol […]
You are prepared for an emergency. You have a generator. Do you know what gas stations, ATM machines and grocery stores in your area have backup power? This is brilliant! http://miami.cbslocal.com/generator-equipped-facilities/ Florida requires gas stations to have backup generators. I want a generator finder map for the Bay Area. I have met with emergency preparedness teams, […]
Liesl Ramsay is one of the woman owners of Leete Generators (right). Liesl will be posting relevant information regarding emergency planning, question and answers, and interesting articles regarding backup power.