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Types: Power Generation (Standby and Backup)

Standby generators provide power during system outages until service can be restored. Customers such as hospitals, which require uninterrupted service for public health reasons, may require standby power generators. Also large manufacturing facilities that depend on sensitive electronic controls may require reliable power in order to avoid high outage costs. Gas generators can be used to provide on-site standby power for customers that require uninterrupted electric service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Customers that maintain distributed power systems for backup power may also be able to lower the cost of their power purchases by participating in peak load reduction programs offered by utilities.

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