WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of National Preparedness Month, the Diesel Technology Forum will host a free webinar on Tuesday to provide an update on state plans to keep the lights on during severe weather events. Mobile and stationary diesel generators have long provided emergency backup power to critical facilities.
Many states susceptible to severe weather are now requiring or encouraging retail fuel locations to install emergency backup power capabilities to keep motorists along evacuation routes and also allow first responders to refuel in the event of a widespread power outage.
A senior administrator with the Maryland Energy Administration will speak about the state's program to provide incentives for retail fuel locations to either install the necessary switchgear to accept a mobile generator or install a stationary generator through the Maryland Energy Resiliency Grant Program. Results of the program and lessons learned in its implementation will be discussed as the state expanded eligibility to emergency shelters including firehouses.
In addition, a representative of the National Association of State Energy Officials will also provide an overview on an array of state energy assurance strategies across the country, including incentives and other innovative approaches to help ensure public health and safety in times of natural disaster or loss of electrical grid power.
Speakers: Mike Jones, Program Analyst, Maryland Energy Administration
Jeff Pillon, Director, Energy Assurance Program, National Association of State Energy Officials
There is no cost for the webinar but space is limited. Register for the webinar
Upcoming sessions in the Diesel Technology Forum's Web Learning Series include:
- Full Throttle: Keeping the Goods Flowing and Boats and Barges Moving While Improving Efficiency and Reducing Emissions. Innovations in Marine Workboats
- Building The Future With Greater Efficiency and Fewer Emissions: Meet the New Generation of Construction Equipment
- Recreational Marine Power and Reliability from New Technology Diesel Engines
- Making America's Farms Greener and More Efficient: Advances in Farming Technology and the Tractor
To learn more about the Web Learning Series go here.
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