November 30 – December 3, 2020 Even in the midst of a pandemic, engineers need to connect with each other and advance the sharing of information and ideas within the power generation community. That’s why Rolls-Royce, for the first time ever, will be conducting its upcoming MTU Power Generation Symposium in a virtual setting.
What will your power look like ten years from now? Chances are, you’ve been thinking about incorporating renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Ideally, those sustainable power solutions will not only reduce your carbon footprint but will also put you more in control of your power management.
Using Data from Power Generation Systems to Improve Reliability and Performance of Mission-Critical and Life Safety Systems
How can advanced digitalization improve the reliability and performance of high-tech onsite power generation systems? As the Rolls-Royce Power Systems Digital Solutions unit is proving, digital transformation can help accelerate the time to resolve system issues and prevent generator failures.
The rising demand for more reliable energy solutions doesn’t have to be at odds with the increasing need for a cleaner world.
In early July 2020, Curtis Engine and Western Branch Diesel’s Power Generation division announced a merger that yields expanded resources and territory for the newly created Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.
Service Team Tested by Tropical Storm Isaias Power Outages
The Fort Washington Medical Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland, was the first hospital in the nation in May 2020 to install a modular ICU unit dedicated to the in-patient treatment of people suffering from Covid-19 infection. The STAAT Mod (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment Modular) units were subsequently installed at six other hospitals in Maryland, and Curtis Power Solutions was selected by the Maryland Department of General Services to provide 17 150 kW generators, automatic transfer switches and fuel tanks to these facilities, another temporary ICU at the Baltimore Convention Center, and two major coronavirus testing stations in the state. Altogether, Curtis Power Solutions currently has 24 units on rent for Covid-19 facilities.
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Curtis Power Solutions’ Lunch & Learn sessions for our engineering partners have continued throughout Spring 2020 via Zoom meetings. These sessions, which last approximately one hour and are offered by request, are conducted by members of the Curtis Power Solutions engineering team.
If anyone needs a reminder of how disruptive hurricanes can be, look no further than Isaias. In July, Isaias became the earliest ninth-named storm to make landfall in the United States, breaking a record set in 1916. The storm’s powerful winds caused one of the largest power outage events ever recorded for a Category 1 hurricane, with over 6.8 million customers losing power.
BALTIMORE, Maryland, and PORTSMOUTH, Virginia – July 2, 2020 – Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. and Western Branch Diesel today announced that they have closed on a transaction merging Curtis Engine & Equipment Co., Inc. (Curtis Engine) with Western Branch Diesel LLC’s Power Generation Division. The new company will go to market as Curtis Power Solutions, LLC.