POWER’s Distributed Energy Conference (DEC) will have a new look—and a new name—this year. In light of the ongoing pandemic and out of concern for the safety and well-being of attendees, speakers, and sponsors, the event this year will be fully virtual. The 2020 version of DEC is now the Distributed Energy Experience, an online conference October 19–22 that will deliver all the sessions, content, and expert speakers that were planned for the live event, now available via an interactive virtual platform. This year’s event builds upon the first two DEC gatherings, including the 2019 conference in Denver (Figure 1) that brought together power generation executives, power plant operators, business owners, and workers in the distributed energy space.

1. The 2019 Distributed Energy Conference in Denver, Colorado, featured three days of high-level discussions of all things related to distributed power generation, including a session on the economic value of reliability and resilience. Source: POWER

Mosebach Features Load Banks and Other Equipment

Mosebach Manufacturing has a varied product line across several industries. The company’s alternating-current and direct-current load banks are critical for diesel generator upkeep and maintenance, and help prevent wet stacking when a generator is used infrequently or below its optimal load. Mosebach’s load banks (Figure 2) feature innovative data logging, reporting, automatic voltage detection, automatic phase rotation, and load profile uploading. Multiple load banks with varying power capacities may be linked together and controlled from a personal computer or tablet. Mosebach Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2. Mosebach’s load banks, such as this dual-voltage 4,000-kW direct-current model, help prevent wet stacking when a generator is used infrequently or below its optimal load. Courtesy: Mosebach Manufacturing Co.


Leading the Way in Clean and Renewable Energy

The Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO) is a non-profit trade organization representing the province of Ontario’s independent power producers and related businesses. The group’s membership is made up of more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, Canada, including generators and suppliers of equipment as well as legal and consulting services. APPrO’s generator members produce most of Ontario’s electricity, relying on clean and renewable sources including cogeneration, hydroelectric, gas, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood, and solar. The group’s varied membership provides an all-inclusive view of the market and positions APPrO as the leading advocacy group for generators in Ontario, giving voice to all parts of Ontario’s generation sector. Association of Power Producers of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Group Supports Onsite Generation

The Electrical Generating Systems Association (EGSA) is the world’s largest organization exclusively dedicated to onsite power generation. The association is comprised of more than 750 companies—manufacturers, distributor/dealers, contractors/integrators, manufacturer’s representatives, consulting and specifying engineers, service firms, end-users, and others—throughout the U.S. and around the world. EGSA’s members make, sell, distribute, and use onsite power generation technology and equipment, including generators, engines, switchgear, controls, voltage regulators, governors, and much more. Electrical Generating Systems Association, Boca Raton, Florida