Empowering Stability for a Changing Market
Empowering Stability for a Changing Market
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Empowering Stability for a Changing Market
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As utilities move to employ new systems, equipment and approaches in meeting today's changing needs, some time-tested technology is once again gaining momentum.

As utilities move to employ new systems, equipment and approaches in meeting today's changing needs, some time-tested technology is once again gaining momentum.

Scott NewlandRenewable resources and shifting customer habits are driving interest in use of the reciprocating engine — the stalwart generator used in automobiles beginning in the late 1800s — among utilities looking to balance their wavering loads. Burns & McDonnell has been leading the way in meeting that interest. As addressed in this issue's cover story, it's been nearly two decades since our engineers first helped a utility take advantage of the consistent performance of such engines, and we've been generating success for clients ever since.

As wind, solar and other renewable sources continue to gain market share, utilities welcome generators that can be fired up at a moment's notice and produce the specific levels of power needed — easing inconsistencies that potentially could damage their grids. Such protections and performance are poised to become even more essential as customers increasingly use energy-hungry electronics, plug-in electric vehicles and otherwise pump up power demands during what previously had been considered off-peak hours.

In a changing world, you can count on us as a consistent partner.

Scott Newland
Vice President

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