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After Celebrating 1st Anniversary, Curtis Power Solutions Expands

On July 1st, Curtis Power Solutions, LLC celebrated its first anniversary, marking the successful merger of Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine) with Western Branch Diesel LLC’s Power Generation Division.

Microgrids 201: The Series Continues

Our three-part series of Rolls-Royce white papers continues with a look at microgrid and distributed generation projects incorporating battery storage with multiple energy sources, including renewables.

Rolls-Royce Redesigns mtu 150kW Gas Standby Generator

Rolls-Royce has redesigned its mtu 8V0110 GS150 standby gas generator set specifically for the North American market to feature a smaller footprint with reduced weight and noise emissions.

NFPA 110 Acceptance Testing: Proving Your EPSS Compliance

Chapter 7 of the National Fire Protection Association Standard 110 (NFPA 110), entitled “Installation and Environmental Considerations,” provides minimum installation requirements for backup power systems in critical applications. It applies to new and existing Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS), providing certain minimum standards recognized as essential for successful EPSS operation where a power outage would create a life safety risk.

Curtis Power Solutions Announces Acquisition of Emergency Systems Service Company

BALTIMORE, Maryland and QUAKERTOWN, Pennsylvania – August 2, 2021 – Curtis Power Solutions, a subsidiary of Indel Power Group, announced that it has acquired Quakertown, Pennsylvania based Emergency Systems Service Company, an mtu power generation sales and service provider whose territory includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and northern Delaware.

Microgrids 101: A First Look

Consulting engineers who want to further educate themselves about microgrid and distributed generation projects have a valuable resource in the form of a three-part series of white papers from Rolls-Royce, manufacturer of mtu generator sets and full-system solutions. Microgrids are one of the many ways Rolls-Royce is decreasing reliance on conventional energy sources to bring us closer to a decarbonized, healthier planet.

Rolls-Royce Partnership Spotlight: A Virtual Approach to Factory Acceptance Testing

The Covid-19 pandemic, with its new norm of social distancing, has made it a challenge to conduct generator set factory acceptance tests in person. Fortunately, for the past several months, Rolls-Royce has made it possible to virtually “witness” the testing of mtu equipment from nearly anywhere in the world.

Rental Department Provides Mobile Generators for Biden Inauguration

Curtis Power Solutions was honored to provide more than two dozen rental generators for Verizon Wireless cell towers used during the 2021 inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden. It’s the fourth time our Rental Department has been chosen by the customer – in this case, by both Verizon Wireless and the electrical contractor -- as the mobile power provider for cell service at a presidential inauguration.

South Region Celebrates a Banner First Quarter

For the Curtis Power Solutions South Region team, it was a fast start to 2021 as Q1 showed strong growth in the number of projects the team can bid and support through the commissioning process. “Our growth with the new team is really hitting its stride to support increased volume and capitalize on customer activity in the market,” says Josh Falcone, V.P. and General Manager, South Region. Falcone cites a number of contributing factors:

Getting to Know NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code

When it comes to power generation for health care facilities providing lifesaving services, there are three prime National Fire Protection Association codes designed to eliminate harm to people and property due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA 70 (the “National Electrical Code” or “NEC”), NFPA 110 (written for emergency and standby power systems) and NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities Code (NFPA 99) most directly regulate electrical systems.

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