Message From the President

The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is a global organization with member companies involved in the generation, transmission, storage, and control of electrical power not directly supplied by public utilities. It is our pleasure to work with Consulting-Specifying Engineer once again to bring you this special supplement focusing on On-Site Power.

11/01/2009


 

The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is a global organization with member companies involved in the generation, transmission, storage, and control of electrical power not directly supplied by public utilities. It is our pleasure to work with Consulting-Specifying Engineer once again to bring you this special supplement focusing on On-Site Power.

 

Our industry and its attendant technology continue to grow increasingly complex; end-users demand that qualified, certified personnel be employed to install and maintain their equipment. Likewise, manufacturers want the assurance that only skilled technicians will perform maintenance and repairs as a safeguard against unnecessary callbacks. Improper or inadequate maintenance can be the death of any system, large or small.

 

Perhaps that's why Caterpillar Inc. and MTU Onsite Energy—two of the world's leading manufacturers of generators and standby power generation equipment—have announced in recent weeks that they each have sought and obtained approval from Ferris State University as official Testing Centers for the EGSA Generator Technician Certification Program. Like other manufacturers that will be making similar announcements in the near future, both firms obtained the designation as a means of adding value for their Distributors and Dealers who send their technicians to the company headquarters for factory training. On-site Testing Centers centralize and simplify the training process by allowing technicians to complete their factory training, study for their EGSA Generator Technician Certification and take the test all in one convenient location.

 

It has been said that knowledge is power. The insights you'll gain from reading this supplemental issue of On-Peak Performance will certainly energize you and leave you armed with the latest information on how On-Site Power is continuing to evolve and thrive.

 

Each of these articles has been prepared by an EGSA-member firm, all of whom are experts, squarely positioned on the cutting edge of this rapidly growing field. We hope you find the information presented here to be practical, informative, and applicable. If you would like to learn more about EGSA and On-Site Power, or you would like complete information on the EGSA Generator Technician Certification Program, please visit our web site at www.egsa.org or call us at 561-750-5575.

 

Greg Linton, JRS Custom Fabrications Inc.

 



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