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Wednesday, October 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
How good is a Backup Generator …. Really? - Generators 101 for Leadership

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We will be covering things the power company wish it knew before a huge power outage and how failing backup generators made it so much worse.  Including - 
  • Know your system                 
    • Identify essential equipment 
    • How is that powered ? 
    • Can you change power sources and can that be automatic? Are you sure, did you test that ? 
  • You have a backup generator now what ? 
    • Who is in charge of it ? 
    • Maintenance schedule?
    • Testing schedule?
    • What fuel does it run on - What that means? How much do you have? What problems will that cause? 
  • Automatic switching 
    • Really understanding when how/ what part will change power flow. 
    • Where are the brains, how easy do that break, who can replace them? 
  • What we have learned maintaining, also just outsourcing generation maintenance  
  • Things the power guy wants everyone to know?


Wes Hoyt

Journeyman Substation Technician & Journeyman Meter Technician, GarKane

Kaber Esplin

IT system analyst, Garkane Energy
Small town guy. learning how to do my job.

Wednesday October 20, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Hobble Creek