Manhattan. Much of the electric bill doesn’t come from actual usage, but from demand charges. Should gas rates climb signiﬁ cantly, buildings like the Brevoort would still realize signiﬁ cant economic sav-ings by using their systems and not suffer-ing demand charges. Other Companies Rally to the Storm Larry Fetting, general manager of Cummins Americas Rental Segment, says Cummins and its distributors were much more pre-pared for Superstorm Sandy following their experiences with flooding after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. As warnings for Sandy were broadcast, Cummins equipment was moved from stores as far away as California to the East Load banks Coast, and deployed in staging areas around backup help ensure generators the storm-impacted area. Customers call-will work when ing distributors or rental agencies expected needed. rapid responses on whether to rent or buy a new unit depending on what was in stock. Cummins Power Generation distributors mobilized rental ﬂ eets and supplied 415 generators to provide 215 MW of temporary emergency power in New Jersey and New York following Superstorm Sandy. Not only did the generators keep businesses and homes powered up and heated, but they also pumped water out of ﬂ ooded areas and will provide power for rebuilding efforts. Fetting says he knows how important it is to be part of the solution. He assists strategic customers or distributors to help get components to support that business in whatever way he can. For example, he had ﬁ ve minutes to decide to get truck drivers to move generator sets for customers at a quoted price. In other cases, he would need to sell a genera-tor to a rental company who would then rent it to an end customer. Most mobile units use diesel fuel, since a natural gas-ﬁ red generator requires a 3-inch gas line, which most end users don’t have. An industrial processor or telecommunications company may make a “contingency rental” to guarantee a rental com-pany always has what they need in stock. In this case, the com-pany pays a fee to the rental company to store the generator sets and to maintain them in a ready state. ComRent manual switchover. Weinschreider says Energy Concepts has been involved in 75 Tecogen cogeneration systems—three of them in New York City. As for the future, “The trend is positive. People are interested in reducing energy costs.” Furthermore, natural gas prices are down, and they will probably stabilize, he adds. Panora observes that the economic savings associated with a Tecogen cogeneration system are actually decoupled from the natural gas rates in energy markets like that of Let Harco solve your engine exhaust problems! Harco Manufacturing has grown into one of the premier contract management companies when it comes to engine exhaust and emission controls! We work with a select few in the emissions control arena, as well as some premier materials suppliers.  �d; �d;s www.harcomanufacturing.com Harco Manufacturing Company  )NDUSTRIAL0ARKWAYs.EWBERG�c;/2
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