How to keep the lights on and our critical facilities up and running when even the most extreme and unpredictable weather strikes. 

It is a windy Friday evening in early August. You’re sitting on your couch, but you can't relax. You’re preoccupied, with your Changing weather patterns cause more power outagesears and eyes tuned to your phone and TV for the latest weather updates. The impending hurricane is now classified as a Category 4. Living on the Gulf Coast, you're used to hearing this news; but this time your family is in the hurricane’s path. You worry about the likely power outages or worse.

You ask yourself, "Why us?"

It's not just you, and it's not just the coastal communities either. From hurricanes and wild fires to heat waves and winter storms, changing and unpredictable weather patterns impact communities around the world. 

Extreme Weather: The New Norm? 

Residents of the United States' Gulf Coast have experienced above average hurricane activity over the last three years, and the hurricanes are getting stronger. Hurricanes disrupt communities, frequently requiring residents to temporarily relocate with considerable financial losses for families. 

Wild fires are increasingly captured on the news as they get larger and more destructive. It is estimated that nearly 85 percent of wild land fires are caused by humans, yet the drier and hotter climate acts as a catalyst driving a trend toward larger and more severe wild fires. 

We also experience more heat waves, as the hot days are getting hotter and occur more frequently. Heat waves are notoriously deadly not only for the very young and elderly, but also for those living in urban areas or who work outdoors. The heatwave that hit Europe in 2003 claimed more than 70,000 lives. 

How Much More Stress Can Our Grid Take? 

These changing weather patterns also impact the electricity infrastructure. Hurricanes and wildfires bring down transmission or distribution lines and force power plant closures, leaving consumers without electricity. Heat waves increase the usage of some power-hungry amenities including air conditioners; therefore, causing a surge in the demand for electricity. This surge could result in an overheating grid or lack of electricity supply. Both could result in black-outs.  

Powering every day needs such as keeping the lights on and ensuring that hospitals and nursing homes operate without interruption is a complex challenge that requires a multi-faceted solution.

Here is a look at how the industry is improving grid resiliency to keep the power running. 

  • Hardening the Grid: Improvements such as underground utility lines, poles resistant to higher wind speeds, improved vegetation management and elevated electrical equipment as protection from flooding are some of the examples. These improvements aim to create an infrastructure that is physically more durable against severe weather events. 
  • Increasing System Capability: Additional lines to increase capacity of electricity flow and automated fault isolation using intelligent switches are common improvements on the transmission side. Equipment health sensors throughout the infrastructure automate outage detection and service restoration. Energy storage options could be useful during shorter outages, offering the advantage of getting online faster. Distributed generation applications could mitigate the risk of major outages caused by a central power plant going offline due to severe weather.

“There are two ways distributed generation improves the resiliency of the grid during severe weather," said Satish Jayaram, General Manager of Distributed Generation at Cummins Inc. "First is the proximity to electricity consumers. Distributed generation resources tend to be closer to consumers compared to central generation assets, and require less transmission and distribution lines, fewer power lines at risk to be impacted by severe weather.

Second is the geographical spread of electricity generating assets. Central generation assets offer benefits such as one place to deliver fuel, one place to do repairs, but also presents the risk of one place to rely on for electricity, especially if this one place is on the path of a hurricane or wild fire. A combination of centralized and distributed generation improves the resiliency of the grid, as distributed generation resources are geographically spread out, presenting less likelihood of all of them being impacted with severe weather." 

  • Integrating Consumers Through Smart Devices: Using technologies such as smart meters and connected thermostats help utilities operate more effectively during severe weather. Utilities and grid operators could make decisions based on real time info collected from these smart devices, making their recovery efforts more effective. They can also adjust electricity demand from consumers through these smart devices, decreasing the strain on the infrastructure. 
  • Managing the Risk: U.S. Department of Energy calls out managing risk as the number one priority to achieve grid resiliency. This includes creating effective policies and plans, and conducting exercises to mitigate hazards. 

As the electricity industry continues to improve the grid resiliency, an outage is still unacceptable for many consumers, especially those whose life depends on continuous operation of medical devices at their homes. For other consumers, the monetary cost and inconveniences associated with a loss of power is significant.

Such costs can lead to an increase in the adoption of whole house generators as a back-up power source for consumers. For example, residents with Cummins whole house generators mitigate the costs associated with an extended power outage and keep their family safe and comfortable during the outage. To understand how much power your family needs, use Cummins’ online generator size calculator.

To learn more about trends in electricity markets and distributed generation follow Cummins  on Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about how Cummins is powering a world that’s “Always On,” visit here.

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Aytek Yuksel-康明斯公司

Aytek Yuksel

Aytek Yuksel 是康明斯公司的内容营销领导者,专注于电力系统市场。Aytek 于2008加入了该公司。从那时起,他曾担任过多个营销角色,现在为您带来从工业到住宅市场等主要市场的经验教训。Aytek 住在明尼苏达州明尼阿波利斯,与他的妻子和两个孩子一起生活。

Q 和答:热安全意识


在 7月10日1913年,美国经历了加州死亡谷134.1°F 有史以来最热的气温。虽然我们中的大多数人永远不会在我们的有生之年体验到如此高的温度,但酷热仍然需要在夏季采取重要的安全措施。在康明斯,我们希望您提供有关信息,以便在整个赛季保持安全。



  • 出汗、粘糊糊、苍白的皮肤
  • 微弱、快速的脉搏
  • 头痛、肌肉痉挛
  • 虚弱、疲倦、头晕
  • 恶心或呕吐


  • 用空调搬到凉爽的地方
  • 用脚抬高,躺下休息
  • 用水保持水分
  • 用冷湿布冷却您的身体
  • 松开衣物
  • 如果发生呕吐或症状恶化,请寻求医疗帮助


  • 发热103或更高
  • 干、红、热皮肤无汗
  • 快速、强劲的脉冲
  • 头晕、恶心、悸动性头痛
  • 丧失知觉或癫痫


  • 立即拨打911
  • 将人移到阴凉处
  • 以冷水、湿布和扇动来降低人的体温
  • 将冰袋放在颈部、扶手坑和腹股沟上
  • 如果未经治疗,可能会死亡


  • 请勿将儿童或宠物单独留在热车中
  • 在白天最热的时候(上午10点-下午4点)呆在室内,并限制在户外的时间
  • 如果不提供空调,请在通风良好的区域中使用风扇的最低楼层保持室内。
  • 保持窗帘和窗帘关闭
  • 充足的水分来保持水分
  • 避免酒精和苏打,因为它们使脱水更糟
  • 限制剧烈活动并推迟户外游戏和活动
  • 经常涂抹防晒霜,戴上帽子和浅色衣服
  • 在诸如购物中心、电影院或图书馆等空调公共空间享受自己的娱乐
  • 检查有特殊需求的家庭和朋友,那些可能没有空调或独自生活的人
  • 保持您的宠物在室内,并确保他们在阴凉的空间和充足的水
  • 收听国家气象服务局关于 NOAA 天气广播的天气更新
  • 如果您的家庭在极端炎热期间失去动力,请前往指定的公共避难所。文本掩蔽 + 您的邮政编码为43362(4FEMA),以便在您所在地区找到离您最近的庇护所(例如:避难所12345),并听取您当地的官员提供避难地点。


  • 请考虑 家庭备用发电机 ,在停电时使您的家庭保持凉爽
  • 正确安装窗口空调(密封任何裂纹)并在必要时进行隔离
  • 检查空调管道是否有适当的绝缘和清洁过滤器
  • 安装遮阳篷、百叶窗或浅色窗帘,以保持阳光和热量
  • 升级您的窗口和天气条纹门,以保持散热和冷却空气
  • 获得急救和 CPR 培训


  • 家庭发电机将保留您的基本功能,例如空调-在停电时运行
  • 自动转换开关 将确保您的发电机在您的电源熄灭后立即启动,因此您不必出门或离开您的家
  • 便携式发电机 可以为较小的项目提供动力,就像一个窗口空调单元,在遇到极端热时让您保持凉爽

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经过认证的广播气象学家谢丽尔. 纳尔逊


谢丽尔纳尔逊是由艾美奖提名和美联社获奖的认证广播气象学家、电视主持人、联邦应急管理局认证的讲师以及康明斯的气象与备灾顾问。您可以在 www.PrepareWithCher.com 访问谢丽尔的网站,并在 Twitter 和 Facebook @CherylNelsonTV 上跟踪她。

康明斯船用动力在大循环 adventurists

Bill and Amy Denison complete the 6,500-mile journey around the Great Loop

Many mariners have the Great Loop on their bucket list but only a few are lucky enough to accomplish the task. Bill and Amy Denison are one of those few. With great pride, they were able to complete the 6,500-mile journey down the east coast, up the inland rivers and back across the great lakes.


经过六月的研究和规划,这对夫妇告别了朋友和家人,启程前往解决伟大的循环。15 6月2018日,从北卡罗来纳的阿尔伯马尔声出发,他们向南走去。3月-Kat 由710马力的康明斯船用柴油发动机和9kW 康明斯 Onan 船用发电机提供动力。康明斯船用动力船


比尔说,"康明斯 QSM11 发动机在整个行程中都运行得天衣无缝,只需更换几次机油即可."当需要维护服务时,这对夫妇与当地的分销商取得了联系,并获得了康明斯弗吉尼亚团队的良好支持。

With unique heavy-duty design elements, Cummins small diesel engines have an extended engine life and provide proven acceleration and torque performance. This reliable, four-valve-per-cylinder marine engine is trusted by hundreds of manufacturers and can be found in the engine rooms of pleasure boats all over the world. Additionally, with more than 8,000 dealers and distributors, the Cummins product gives customers the peace of mind that they need, regardless of where their journey takes them.

在10月内成功完成大循环后,比尔和艾米正在计划下一次与 3月-Kat 的冒险活动,也许是在佛罗里达或巴哈马南部进行探索。无论他们下一步在哪里,康明斯都将提供动力、创新和可靠性,以推动他们的航程。

cummins.com/marine 中查找康明斯船用系列,了解我们的发动机和发电机如何为您的旅程、海上或陆地提供动力。

在为您的船选择合适的解决方案时需要帮助吗? 查找您当地的康明斯代表



Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.


康明斯 QSV91G 天然气发电机和 QSK60 柴油机组支持阿格纽金矿的可再生能源微电网。
康明斯 QSV91G 天然气发电机和 QSK60 柴油机组支持阿格纽金矿的可再生能源微电网。

With an installed capacity of 56MW, the Agnew Hybrid Renewable Power Station became Australia’s largest hybrid renewable energy microgrid – and the first to utilize wind generation at a mine. The energy produced is equivalent to powering 11,500 homes and will abate 46,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the first year alone. 

澳大利亚阿格纽混合动力再生发电站With an installed capacity of 56MW, the Agnew Hybrid Renewable Power Station became Australia’s largest hybrid renewable energy microgrid – and the first to utilize wind generation at a mine. The energy produced is equivalent to powering 11,500 homes and will abate 46,400 tonnes of carbon dioxide in the first year alone. 

"Edl 的阿格纽混合式可再生电站的可再生能源技术由康明斯天然气和柴油发电机的热发电提供补充," EDL 经济增长主管贾森. Dickfos 说。"我们很高兴与康明斯合作,提供这一里程碑式的工程,该项目将为阿格纽金矿提供超过50% 的可再生能源,而不会影响电能质量或可靠性."

位于澳大利亚西部的金矿矿场的混合式可再生能源解决方案由一个新的离网23MW 发电站组成,包括天然气、光伏太阳能和柴油发电,其次是18MW 的风力发电、13MW 电池和先进的微电网控制系统。关键的要求是发电机必须在高达45°C 的温度下提供持续可靠的动力。康明斯 QSV91G 天然气发电机型号的选择是由于其在高环境条件下运行的能力,此外还提供高冲击步长负载和快速匝道率,同时保持电能质量,而康明斯 QSK60 柴油机组在峰值需求期间提供额外动力,并且在停电时具有黑色启动能力。

有关此 案例研究 中有关阿格纽微电网的更多信息,请参阅。


安吉拉. 帕佩佐治是康明斯公司能源管理部门的资深营销传播专家,在2014年加入康明斯之前,安吉拉曾在营销传播机构工作,支持 B2C 和 B2B 活动项目的开发和执行。 [电子邮件受保护]



温室、医院、工业制造商和商业建筑主是许多转向热电联产的行业之一,也被称为 "热电联产"。他们享有从改善财务业绩到减少环境足迹的各种好处。 热电联产应用的高效率将原燃料中的能量转化为有用的能源是这些优势的基础.


No. 1:您的业务的某些方面运行24/7

最经济高效的热电联产系统在全输出24/7 中运行。

这并不意味着您的整个业务需要运行24/7。相反,您可以识别运行24/7 的业务的各个方面,并通过热电联产系统为这些方面提供动力。同时,您仍然可以拥有公用设施连接和现场锅炉。这些功能有助于为您的其他业务运营提供动力,并可管理电力或热能需求的潜在峰值。使用热电联产和公用事业的结合的另一个优势是维护活动。这种组合使您能够在热电联产系统上进行维护和服务,而不会中断您的业务的电力供应。


No. 2:对热能的需求是一致的;这也是一年中几个月电力需求的同时



The longer the simultaneous need for electricity and thermal energy, the more advantageous a cogeneration application is. In fact, a good guidance is to consider cogeneration applications if your business has simultaneous needs for electricity and heating/cooling around half of the year or more 1. There are exceptions to this, and some applications are feasible even when the simultaneous need is 2,000 hours a year, about three months. 


No. 3:与天然气成本相比,电力价格高


火花扩散是对天然气发电发电机的盈利能力进行评估的指标。这是电力价格与发电所需天然气成本之间的区别, 2 。随着火花扩散的增加,热电联产系统提供的节省也在增加。火花蔓延是财务可行性的指标,但并非衡量盈利能力的确切标准。


除了上述因素以外, 为您的工厂评估热电联产 白皮书概述了在您探索热电联产作为一种选择时需要考虑的其他方面。

请在下方注册以获得能源智商,以便从数据中心和医疗保健设施到制造工厂,以及其他领域的市场提供专注于能源的洞察力。如需了解康明斯公司提供的热电联产和李雅兰 power 解决方案的更多信息,请访问 我们的网页

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1 汉密尔顿,J. (北达科他州)。评估您的设施的热电联产 [公告]。康明斯公司从 https://www.cummins.com 检索
2 美国能源管理办公室(2月2013日)。火花传播导论。从 https://www.eia.gov/检索


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Aytek Yuksel-康明斯公司

Aytek Yuksel

Aytek Yuksel 是康明斯公司的内容营销领导者,专注于电力系统市场。Aytek 于2008加入了该公司。从那时起,他曾担任过多个营销角色,现在为您带来从工业到住宅市场等主要市场的经验教训。Aytek 住在明尼苏达州明尼阿波利斯,与他的妻子和两个孩子一起生活。