Top 6 Reasons Why Your Emergency Generator Will Fail to Start

Let’s face it, power outages are not only an inconvenience for the average person, they can be very costly for a business and even deadly for care facilities and hospitals. That is why homeowners, businesses, apartment complexes, hospitals, colleges, and many other organizations spend a lot of money purchasing emergency power systems to ensure that they will have electric power should the power grid fail.

But these emergency power systems are not infallible! You cannot just install them and walk away with the false sense of security that they will work when you need them. Without proper maintenance, these units will fail and leave you without power when you need it the most!

Common Sources of Failure

The most common failures that we see in our generator service business are: (more…)

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Greenhouse Growers, Licensed Producers

Overview

Greenhouses and grow rooms play a critical role in a growers ability to complete year-round growing and control the quality of product produced. This is achieved by creating and maintaining ideal climate conditions:

CHP Synergies
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems uniquely support growers in reducing the total utility bill and greenhouse gases (GHGs) produced, creating a more economic and sustainable operation.

What is Combined Heat and Power?

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology starts with installing a generator at the facility and, Instead of taking all it’s power from the grid, the facility generates it’s own electricity. This process generates significant amount of heat which is captured and used within the facility to offset the work of the facility’s boiler.

How do I determine if my facility is CHP applicable?

“Does my facility consistently using over 200kW of electricity?”
“Does my facility have a consistent need for heat and/or chilling throughout the year?”

If the answers are yes then there is definitely potential for CHP to support your facility’s operation.

Collicutt Energy can support your economic and feasibility evaluation: For more information: info@collicutt.com

My facility is already built, Can I still implement CHP?

It is very common that a CHP system is retrofitted into existing facilities.  Collicutt Energy’s in-house engineering team can help you determine the most practical installation.  Additionally, Collicutt Energy can design and build a CHP system that fits and works for your building.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of power and heat from a single fuel source, allowing system efficiencies of up to 93%.

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Upstream Oil and Gas

Overview

Western Canada is home to one of the world’s largest petroleum reserves:

In recent years, depressed commodity prices and ever increasing utility costs have eaten into producers’ bottom line. With costs exceeding selling prices, many of these operators have been forced to shut-in production or pursue alternative revenue generating strategies with their assets: Gas to Power.

Localized Power Generation
Bringing down the cost of utilities.

The actual cost of energy makes up a very small portion of producer’s monthly utility bill. With transmission and distribution rates forecasted to continuously rise and natural gas prices forecasted to remain suppressed indefinitely creates a unique opportunity for on-site or localized power generation.

This creates a long term, sustainable case for localized power generation.

Collicutt Energy is the exclusive distributor of Siemens generation systems
Collicutt Energy Services is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Siemens containerized systems in Western Canada. Siemens containerized systems range in size from: 240kW to 2MW
per container.

“Our monthly utility bill became out-of-control and we needed to take control. It is our aim to cut the power line and go
grid-independent at all of our facilities” — Industry Professional

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Recreation Centre

BACKGROUND

The recreation centre, situated in Red Deer, AB, is a 250,000 ft2
leisure and wellness centre that has been in operation since 2001.
Due to high utility costs and a desire to lower the building’s carbon
footprint, an investigation into Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
applicability was initiated in 2013.

Building Type Recreational Facility

Location Red Deer, Alberta

Power System Installed 260 kWe CHP system

The Solution

Based off the results of the energy audit conducted, it was determined that a CHP system would significantly reduce the building’s utility costs and the overall carbon footprint of the building.

Collicutt Energy Services was hired to design and build the 260kWe CHP system that was then installed on the north side of
the building in late 2014.

System Sizing
The system size was determined based on the baseline electrical and thermal load. This ensured that all of the electricity and as much of the heat produced would be effectively utilized by the building.

System manufacturing
Once Collicutt Energy completed the engineering and design, the CHP system was manufactured at Collicutt Energy’s 80,000 ft2 facility in Red Deer. A walk-in style enclosure was selected allowing routine maintenance and inspections to be conducted comfortably even in outside conditions as low as -40°C.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of power and heat from a single fuel source, allowing system efficiencies of up to 93%.

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The Collicutt Centre

BACKGROUND

The Collicutt Centre, situated in Red Deer, AB, is a 250,000 ft2 leisure and wellness centre that has been in operation since 2001. Due to high utility costs and a desire to lower the building’s carbon footprint, an investigation into Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applicability was initiated in 2013.

Company Name Collicutt Centre

Building Type Recreational Facility

Location Red Deer, Alberta

Power System Installed
260 kWe CHP system

The Solution

Based off the results of the energy audit conducted, it was determined that a CHP system would significantly reduce the building’s utility costs and the overall carbon footprint of the building.Collicutt Energy was hired to design and build the 260kWe CHP system that was then installed on the north side of the building in late 2014.

System Sizing

The system size was determined based on the baseline electrical and thermal load. This ensured that all of the electricity and as much of the heat produced would be effectively utilized by the building.

System manufacturing

Once Collicutt Energy completed the engineering and design, the CHP system was manufactured at Collicutt Energy’s 80,000 ft2 facility in Red Deer. A walk-in style enclosure was selected allowing routine maintenance and inspections to be conducted comfortably even in outside conditions as low as -40°C.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of power and heat from a single fuel source, allowing system efficiencies of up to 93%.

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