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  1. 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

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  2. 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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