Stay Ahead of the Storm with Hurricane Prep Tips for Your Entire Family

Hurricane Trees

With the 2018 hurricane season right around the corner, Colorado State scientists have issued their initial prediction for the Atlantic Basin. They have forecasted another above-average season with 14 named storms including 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes. One tropical cyclone alone can impact millions of people – in 2017, Hurricane Irma left 16 million people without power!

The citizens of Puerto Rico were without power for months after Hurricane Maria left 80 percent of the island without power. Having a standby generator, like the Cummins QuietConnect Series, means all the power in your house can be restored automatically without gas – even when you’re not home. 

Regardless of the forecast, it is important to prepare for hurricane season every year. Having a plan for an extended power outage is just one consideration for homeowners. Watch the video below for more of my hurricane prep tips, including tips for seniors, children and pets, and visit to learn more about Cummins QuietConnect home standby generators. 

Unlike a portable generator, a standby generator must be professionally installed; this means, you can’t wait until a few days before a storm hits to purchase. Start thinking about the most important items in your home that you want to keep on such as your refrigerator, stove, sump pump, lights, and computers – or if you’d rather have the option to power the entire house; the Cummins online power calculator can help you think this through. If you still have questions, request a free in-home assessment and a Cummins dealer will evaluate your home and power requirements. Don’t wait until the next storm hits. Act today.


Cheryl Nelson, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist

Cheryl Nelson

Cheryl Nelson is an Emmy-nominated and AP award-winning Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, TV Host, FEMA-Certified Instructor and Weather and Preparedness Advisor for Cummins. You can visit Cheryl’s website at and follow her on Twitter and Facebook @CherylNelsonTV. 

Cogeneration Technology Headlines South American Seminar

The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training brought consultants and engineers together to learn more about cogeneration's many benefits.
The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training brought consultants and engineers together to learn more about cogeneration's many benefits.

The use of natural gas as a fuel source is growing in countries in South America, especially Argentina and Chile.

As operators seek out energy solutions that are efficient and sustainable, cogeneration is one that maximizes efficiency by producing electrical and thermal energy from a single fuel source. Also called combined heat and power (CHP) systems, cogeneration cuts energy consumption and operation costs.

Twenty-five sales consultants and engineers from Cummins distributors in South America convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina the end of 2018 to learn more about cogeneration’s many benefits. The training – the first for the region and following a cogeneration seminar in Mexico a few months earlier – served as a forum to discuss new solutions in energy and new technologies to bring to Latin American markets.

The Living Green BUPAC (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile) Cogeneration Training was held from Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, 2018, at Sullair Argentina, Cummins authorized distributor. Living Green BUPAC presented a broad and general vision of a cogeneration system: definition, parts and functions of the equipment, operating principles, operating conditions, market, costs, standard designs and selection tools to enable the salesforce to provide power and innovative solutions for the success of our customers.

For more information on cogeneration technology solutions, visit

Fabiana Menezes

Fabiana is the Corporate Communications Specialist for Cummins Power Systems Latin America. She graduated in Journalism and has pursued a career in Corporate Communications with ten years' experience at multinational companies from different sectors. She joined the company in February, 2018. 

Boron Mine Provided With Reliable Power Source from Cummins

Turkey is the world’s largest producer of boron minerals, possessing 73% of known deposits. Boron is used in the production of ceramics and glass, including fiberglass, along with agricultural and cleaning solutions among other applications.

A 2,500 kVA power system from Cummins is a reliable emergency source of power for a boron mine facility in Turkey’s northwestern region. Cummins Turkey provided a single Cummins C2500 D5A generator set with a silencer and compensator to the Eti Maden plant, located in Balıkesir. 

The Power Generation team at Cummins Turkey provided expert sales and project management to implement the right solution to meet the customer’s needs while Cummins authorized dealer AET supported in the commissioning and maintenance of the system with their certified technical representatives.

Cummins’ work in the Turkish mining industry has earned a strong reputation. Last year, Cummins Turkey installed three units of the 95-liter QSK95 Series generator sets to support operations at Çöpler Gold Mine in the northeastern part of the country, the first QSK95 installation in the country. Cummins Turkey was also selected as the standby power provider for TÜMAD’s gold and silver mine in the northwest area.

For more information about mining power solutions, visit

Adam Sidders Marketing Communications Leader Power Systems

Adam Sidders

Adam Sidders is the Marketing Communications Leader for the Power Systems Business Unit of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2012 Adam worked in Financial Services for Europe’s largest independently owned insurer as their Marketing and Communications Manager. [email protected]

How a Home Generator Can Help Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

Image of generator set outside of home

Retractable glass walls. High ceilings. Quartzite countertops. Butler’s pantry. Spa bathroom. Smart home systems. 4-car garage. Barn, carriage house or in-law apartment. Home standby generators. All are luxury features found in high-end homes according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal

Inventory of luxury homes currently exceeds demand. To attract more buyers at high-end price points, sellers must invest in the right upgrades with innovative features. A home standby generator can help protect those home upgrades featured in The Wall Street Journal’s list of upgrades to sell your home for top dollar in the event of a power outage, but it also offers innovative features of its own such as quiet operation and low carbon footprint. A home standby generator turns on the moment an outage strikes to maintain power to appliances, smart home devices, security systems or even your entire home. 

According to our resident real estate expert Angel Piontek, Associate Broker and Vice President of Marketing at Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, VA, homeowners who install a home generator will recoup half of their investment within the first year of ownership, making investing in a home standby generator a no-brainer. Additionally home standby generators also allow you to be a good neighbor during an outage, save money, and protect your home and family during the cold winter months

To find out if a home generator is right for you, visit

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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.

Cummins Power Systems Celebrates Significant Production Milestone and Reflects on Partnership with the Department of Defense

Cummins Power Systems offers innovative products that power the unique needs of our customers across the globe. Since the first contract was awarded in 2007, the Department of Defense (DoD) has been one of these customers who relies on Cummins technology to support combat operations tactical power requirements using the Advanced Medium Mobile Power Systems (AMMPS). The team behind the product recently celebrated production of the 25,000th unit built in the Fridley, Minnesota (USA) plant, a significant milestone for this critical technology. 

For the past 12 years, Cummins has been the prime contractor for the DoD and the producer of AMMPS generators. In August of 2018, a new $491 million contract was signed to continue AMMPS production through 2023. This volume necessitates two shifts on the Fridley line for the next four years. Colonel Adrian Marsh, who leads the AMMPS procurement office, PM-E2S2, and is responsible for all Tactical Electric Power within the DoD, explained, “Everything the soldiers do depends on Cummins AMMPS generators. AMMPS powers all equipment required for us to complete our mission. In addition, Cummins generators provide electrical power so our soldiers can call home and speak with their families, watch television to stay connected with home, and stay cool with air-conditioned facilities.”   

Colonel Marsh journeyed to Fridley to help celebrate the significant 25,000th production milestone, and was joined by over 100 plant and office employees who have been integral in the production of AMMPS. The celebration was an opportunity to reflect on the current and past partnership between Cummins and the United States Army. Gino Butera, Vice-President of Cummins Power Systems, reflected on the strength of this relationship, stating, “Cummins and the U.S. Army have been partners for over 75 years. Cummins supplied the Allied Forces during WWII with over 70,000 generator sets. Cummins also produced the first Military Standard Generator for the U.S. Army and partnered with the Army on the second generation Tactical Quiet Generators (TQGs) and today the third generation of standard generator sets, AMMPS.” 

Darren Wildman, America’s Operations Leader for Power Systems summed up the sentiment shared by all who work on this program by stating, “It’s been an honor to be of service to those who serve us unselfishly every day.”

Congratulations, and thank you to all employees who have contributed to this milestone. 

Colonel Adrian Marsh of the Department of Defense engages with Cummins employees who have worked on the AMMPS units.
Colonel Adrian Marsh of the Department of Defense engages with Cummins employees who have worked on the AMMPS units.
Cummins employees celebrate the 25,000th AMMPS unit produced in the Fridley, Minnesota plant.
Cummins employees celebrate the 25,000th AMMPS unit produced in the Fridley, Minnesota plant.


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Doreen Swanson, P.M.P.

Doreen is a veteran Program Manager and Account Lead who has successfully led the internal cross functional team through the development and testing of the Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS) 5kW – 60kW generator sets. Doreen has over 25 years of experience in engineering, program management and account management, 21 of which have been with Cummins Inc.

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