Cummins Power Generation Network Responds to Blackouts

The Power Generation business of Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. and the distributor network responded recently to the emergency power generation needs throughout the Northeast United States and Canada.

Cummins diesel generators were responsible for providing immediate emergency power needs to hospitals, airports and air traffic control, telecommunication equipment and public service facilities.

Cummins Power Generation’s rental fleet has the capability to provide power to 315,000 homes. Cummins had 100 megawatts of rental power operating in the Northeast at the peak of the blackouts.

“Our factory and distributor support network has done an excellent job of providing fast relief to many of the millions of people who have been affected by this power outage,” said Tony Satterthwaite, Cummins vice president, generator set business. “Our first priority has been to ensure that our existing customers are getting the attention they need with their power generation systems during this emergency. This unfortunate outage highlights the value of diesel standby generators and distributed power generation technology.

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