Electricity is a necessity for most homeowners. Without them, completing many daily household tasks is challenging. Today, almost all homes are connected to a vast network of transmission lines, power plants, and distribution centers. Together, these components make up an electric grid. Even so, some homes experience reliability issues when it comes to their electrical services. One of the biggest reasons why is because of where they are located. In these areas, having a standby power generator when your home is off-grid makes sense.
Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. provides residential and commercial clients throughout New Jersey with reliable backup power sources. Here, we discuss the locations where an off-grid generator may be most beneficial.
The state of New Jersey is among the leaders in many forms of agricultural production. In fact, the Garden State is home to more than 9,900 farms covering 750,000 acres of farmland. Farmland areas pose a challenge to residents who live there as many homes rely on older and less reliable rural distribution systems.
When these systems were initially designed and implemented, they were only intended to power electric lighting and a few appliances per household. As society has pivoted to more of a reliance on technology and Internet of Things devices, older distribution systems in farmland areas may not be able to keep up.
Residents of farmland areas who find themselves in this predicament may benefit from having a residential generator to make up for their distribution center’s limited capacity.
Crowded Urban Areas
The population in urban communities has never been higher. Many people flock to big cities because of the jobs and other opportunities available there. Urbanization has increased the demand and necessity for electricity on an already strained electrical supply. The result is more and more power outages and electrical interruptions.
To combat these risks, residents in crowded urban areas can rely on the safety net of a standby backup generator.
Desolate Rural Areas
Power outages can occur for a number of reasons, such as grid overload, schedule maintenance, and equipment failure. Out of all of the reasons why the power goes out, weather is the most common. Lighting strikes may overload electric lines, transformers, and electrical equipment, creating outages. Extreme heat can reduce the output of power plants, cause equipment to overheat, and make power lines sag as the metal in them expands.
Power outages in desolate rural areas are especially problematic. Residents in these areas may experience longer outage times than those located in a more populated location. In these instances, a generator is crucial to have standing by.
Off-Grid Generators at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
Depending on where you live, power outages may be a common occurrence. Even though the power stops, your life doesn’t. Folks who live in areas that are more susceptible to power outages need to have a backup plan. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. is dedicated to keeping your family safe by offering reliable alternative power solutions. Even when your home is off-grid due to an outage, our backup power solutions will keep your lights on.
Our selection of off-grid generators is made up of trusted industry leaders, such as Generac, Honeywell, Kohler, and Briggs & Stratton. We supply residential generators in an array of sizes, with outputs ranging from 10,000 to 24,000 watts.
Without the proper knowledge, it can be difficult to know which backup generator is right for you. Anyone unsure which residential generator is appropriate for them can rely on our team of specialists. Acting as your generator guide, we will ask questions to get a better understanding of your backup power needs and then recommend which generator we believe is right for you.
New Jersey residential and commercial clients wishing to learn more about which areas are prone to power outages and how they can protect themselves should schedule an appointment or contact us today.
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My 83-year-old father started his portable generator after Hurricane Ike in 2008 knocked out electricity for the majority of Houston and ran extension cables to a few lights, a fan, and the refrigerator through an open kitchen window. He faithfully maintained the generator going for five days, filling the fuel tank every eight hours so he and my mother could live comfortably inside. When the city lost power once more during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, my parents hardly noticed. The entire house, including the air conditioning, had power within two minutes of the outage. The distinction? The previous year, my father erected a 22-kilowatt standby generator.
Consumers are thinking about dependable backup power for their homes due to extreme weather, protracted outages, and rising demand on an aging electric infrastructure. Although households have always preferred portable generators, a shift is occurring due to the ease of a standby, which includes not having to manually refill it every 8 to 12 hours or pick and choose which few outlets to power.
Only 0.63 percent of American households in 2002 had backup generators installed, mostly on hurricane-prone coastlines. According to Randy Sandlin, senior vice president of global product management for generator company Generac, that percentage has increased to 5.77 percent. Jesse Adams, the president of Adams in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, thinks he sold and installed 35 standby generators every year ten years ago. Now, that number exceeds 2,000 per year. “More people are working from home, using electric devices, and even charging their EVs,” Sandlin claims. “A standby generator is for peace of mind, not just for storms.”
Keeping warm and secure during a winter power outage
That’s why Tom Dolan and his wife Christina bought a standby generator soon after settling into their King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, house. Dolan says, “We were worried about a medical equipment Christina uses, food deterioration, frozen pipes, and just being confined in the house for days without power. When lightning struck an electric pole two years ago, the generator started up so rapidly that I didn’t even need to turn the clocks back.
There are several factors to consider before buying a standby generator Here are some things to keep in mind.
How they operate
Your home must have access to either natural gas or liquid propane because backup generators don’t function on electricity. When service is interrupted, a transfer switch that connects the generators to the electrical panel instructs the house to switch from the power grid to the generator. Unlike portable types, a standby connects to your natural gas or liquid propane line, so it doesn’t require refueling.
According to Misha Kollontai, a senior test project leader who evaluates generators for Consumer Reports, standby generators performed well regardless of the brand while portable generators varied in performance during testing. Briggs & Stratton, Generac, Winco, Champion, and Kohler are some well-known brands. According to Kollontai, standby units are not much bigger than a sizable air conditioner, typically measuring three to four square feet.
The system does a self-test each week, so you won’t have to be concerned about losing power in an emergency. Some models feature mobile apps that allow you to remotely control the generator or view maintenance reminders. Additionally, standby generators are quieter than portable ones. When compared to a portable unit, the majority create noise at a level between 75 and 100 decibels, which is comparable to an air conditioner or washing machine.
It’s an investment
Expect to pay for the installation as well as the unit and transfer switch. The average price of a generator is between $5,000 and $7,000, although a small 7.5 kW model starts at around $2,000. The cost of installation varies from $2,500 to $4,000 or more, depending on your location, the proximity of your gas meter or propane tank to your electrical panel and whether they are on the same side of the house or not, whether your yard is level or slopes steeply, the ease of access, and the cost of permits. Installation usually takes a day. Additionally, annual maintenance for generators can cost up to $300.
Dolan bought his generator for $14,000, including installation, and he thinks it was a good investment. “I wanted something to power everything in the house,” he claims. “I love how smooth everything is and how it works whether or not we are at home. This implies that we won’t have to worry about our pipes freezing if we lose electricity while away from home in the winter. It ranks among our better purchases, in our opinion.
Your power determines your size.
The more you can power, the higher the wattage. Generators for the entire home range in power from 7.5 kW to 26 kW. According to Adams, the size of your house is less important than the amount of power you require. You choose whether to power the entire house or simply the circuits needed for items like central air, big appliances, the garage door, and the main bedroom during an outage. To determine how much power is being consumed in your house, an installation will often conduct a walk-through evaluation. Or, advises Kollontai, you may look at the average kilowatts used each day on your energy bills. A home backup sizing calculator is also available online from Generac.
You require a qualified installer.
Standby generator installation is not a do-it-yourself project. Adams suggests hiring a generator installer who does it frequently rather than just once or twice a year. An expert takes care of the entire project from start to end, including determining your needs, ensuring you are in complete compliance with local laws, HOA regulations, and any licenses, installing and connecting to gas meters or propane tanks, and doing any necessary follow-up maintenance.
It’s advisable to shop in advance since you don’t want to be rushing to make a decision during a power outage. Visit a dealer’s physical location to see a variety of items in different makes, models, and sizes. According to Adams, you could even be allowed to test the device so you can determine which features would work best in your home, check out some of the newest ones, and gauge the noise level.
You can inspect the vendor when you go in person. Make sure they have a license, insurance, and factory-trained technicians.
Ask them what they will do if there is a power outage and the generator doesn’t start or function.
“If they can’t answer, they aren’t the right partner,” Adams says. “A generator is a piece of 20-year equipment, so you want a company that’s going to be around for 20 more years.”
August 10, 2023 at 11:36 AM
The Atlantic hurricane season is heading into its peak months and federal officials now say the United States could see “above normal” activity this year.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday updated its seasonal forecast, predicting a 60% chance of 14 to 21 named storms with winds 39 mph or higher. Of those, six to 11 could become hurricanes, including two to five “major” hurricanes that reach Category 3 or higher with winds of at least 111 mph.
NOAA’s initial forecast, released in May, predicted a 40% chance of a “near-normal” hurricane season. An average season, which begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30, typically produces 14 named storms, of which seven become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes, according to the agency.
Matthew Rosencrans, lead hurricane season forecaster with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, said the increased likelihood of above-normal hurricane activity is being driven by current ocean and atmospheric conditions — including record-warm sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean — and the ongoing El Niño event.
“The June-July sea surface temperatures in the main development region of the North Atlantic were the warmest since 1950,” Rosencrans said Thursday in a news briefing.
He added that waters in that part of the ocean last month were more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. Warmer-than-usual ocean temperatures are a key ingredient that fuels the formation of storms.
Global sea surface temperatures have shattered records this year, with parts of the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean basin all engulfed in intense and persistent marine heat waves.
But El Niño, a naturally occurring climate pattern, characterized by warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean, will also play a major role in influencing weather conditions around the world this year, according to NOAA.
El Niño conditions usually suppress storm development by increasing upper-level winds in the Atlantic that can tear hurricanes apart and disrupt major storms as they are forming.
As such, the interplay between warmer-than-usual sea surface temperatures and the ongoing El Niño is the main driver of uncertainty in this season’s forecast, Rosencrans said.
NOAA has said there is a greater than 95% chance that El Niño conditions will linger through the winter.
The agency’s hurricane outlooks are predictions of overall activity during the season but do not make projections about storm landfalls. The updated forecast includes the five named storms and one hurricane that have already formed this season in the Atlantic basin.
Rosencrans said people should take precautions now to prepare for the peak months of hurricane season. Historically, about 90% of all tropical storm activity in the Atlantic occurs from August through October.
“No matter the overall activity, we urge you to prepare now for the upcoming core of the hurricane season,” he said, “as a single storm can have catastrophic impacts.”
Homeowners realize that power outages have become an increasing problem due to a variety of factors. An immediate solution is the installation of home generators. If you choose to have a stationary generator installed for home use, a monitoring package can be included. This provides even more peace of mind because the functionality of the generator is monitored virtually, and so any needed repairs or recalibration is taken care of before an emergency occurs.
Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. serves all of New Jersey with installations of commercial and residential generators, as well as monitoring packages. Learn more about monitoring packages and why they may be advantageous for your needs.
Monitoring Makes Sure Your Generator Is Ready
We are all aware that extreme weather and other disasters can interrupt electrical service to our homes, sometimes for long periods. High winds and tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires, and ice buildup are just some of the conditions known to knock out power across the United States. What’s more, while waiting for power to be restored, citizens have suffered cold, heat, smoke inhalation, and the interruption of life-saving medical devices.
Including a monitoring package with the home generator can help protect you and your family during these times of unexpected hardship. Remote monitoring ensures that the generator is always ready to give your house power for operating appliances, furnaces, medical equipment, and other electrical needs during electrical service interruptions.
Convenient Generator Monitoring Packages
A monitoring package uses virtual technicians to regularly review your generator’s capacity and workability. That way, it is ready to turn on as soon as there is a power outage.
For example, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc., can access the information 24/7 and provides maintenance and repair services for any problems. In addition, the homeowner can use a smartphone, tablet, or computer to access this information via the Internet with mobile link, dealer-managed WiFi connectivity.
By notifying the dealer, installer, and homeowner about any incorrect capability or operation, problems can be swiftly handled and generators can get back to providing homeowners and businesses their much-needed service. Monitoring packages for generators helps maintain the safety of your home during electrical emergencies.
Choose the Right Residential Generator
There are several types of generators available for keeping the lights on while waiting for electrical grid repairs. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. offers assistance with an informative generator guide. Here are some highlights:
What kind of generator is best?
There are a variety of power sources used for emergency generators. These include gasoline, propane, and natural gas, depending on what is available in the area or the home. Factors influencing the choice of the generator also include expense, lifestyle, and medical concerns.
These smaller generators must be operated outside, but are usually stored inside, so homeowners must be able to physically bring them outside for safe operations.
There are some limitations to using portable generators. For one, they use gasoline for fuel, so you’re limited in how long you can use them. Secondly, their onboard gas tank design means they should only be used outdoors.
Please note: Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. doesn’t sell portable generators.
These generators are installed permanently in an outside location and are ready to automatically start up when the electrical power is interrupted. Using propane or natural gas, they are always connected to an existing gas line. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. can help homeowners select the stationary generator that is the right size for operation per their needs until the electricity is restored.
Maintain Electrical Power to Your Home in New Jersey
A residential generator is a good idea for ensuring the safety and operation of your home during emergencies, or any time there is an electrical grid outage. At Corbin Electrical Services, Inc., we customize solutions for residential and commercial customers to ensure we meet their specific needs. New Jersey residents can schedule an appointment or contact us today!
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Installing an electric vehicle (EV) home charging station requires advanced knowledge of electrical systems and mechanical expertise. At Corbin Electrical Services, Inc., we have extensive experience installing EV charging stations. We even install dedicated generators for EV charging stations in case a home’s electrical system fails, so you’ll always have dependable transportation. Here, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. offers information on what EV home chargers are and how to ensure EV owners have a safe, reliable way to get their cars energized and on the road.
What Is an EV Home Charging Station?
An EV home charging station is an apparatus that transmits energy to the batteries of electric vehicles, such as electric or hybrid-powered cars and trucks. There are two different types of charging stations, including the following:
Level 1 is a common charging device compatible to use with a standard household plug that supplies 110 or 120 volts per kilowatt hour. This charger has a three-pronged plug that connects to a control box. Another longer cord extends out the opposite end of the control box, directly into the car’s electrical port.
The advantage of the Level 1 system is that it requires no extra installation, utilizing a standard home outlet for energy. It should be noted that no heavy appliances should be used on the same circuit at the same time to minimize the risk of blowing a fuse. Additionally, a Level 1 charger can supply about three to five miles for each hour charged. That means it will take about 24 to 50 hours to fully charge a typical EV sedan.
Level 2 chargers, on the other hand, offer a more complex system that can be difficult for a novice to install. However, its output can charge up to 25 vehicle miles per hour, reducing the charge time for many cars to about five or six hours. This benefit alone makes the professional installation of a Level 2 charger worth it.
Home Prep for an EV Charger
There are several steps to take to prepare to install a Level 2 electrical vehicle charger. They include:
Locating Power Panel Amps
The first and most critical step is to locate the power panel and determine its amp capacity. A home’s power panel typically supplies between 60 and 200 amps, depending on when the panel was installed though. Most new homes have a 200-amp service panel, while older homes will have a 100-amp panel.
Performing an energy audit is a very important step toward making sure you don’t overload the home’s electrical system by adding a Level 2 charger. Department of Energy offers a free self-directed home energy assessment with instructions. At any time, home energy consumption should not exceed 80% of the panel’s full capacity.
Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. installs level-two EV charging stations. These chargers require a 240-volt power source. If your garage doesn’t have an adequate power source, you will need a dedicated circuit and a 240-volt outlet.
Other possible options for plugging in the charger are to find out if the garage has a 240-volt amp socket, often referred to as a dryer socket because it was built to handle large appliances. This will supply sufficient energy without blowing a fuse. Or, install a separate dedicated power system to manage the Level 2 charger’s energy flow to the vehicle.
Visit Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. for EV Charger Installations
Our team is proud to provide environmentally conscious drivers with the exceptional installation of EV home charging stations throughout New Jersey. Our expert technicians will analyze a home’s power panel to ensure your home remains safely powered whenever you’re charging your electric car. To learn more about our work, or to schedule an EV home charging station setup, contact us today.
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Power outages are unpredictable and knowing how long it will take for power to be restored is an even greater mystery. Generators are useful pieces of equipment that can help reduce the damage and inconvenience that occurs when you lose power at your home or commercial building.
Although they are a useful tool to have, residential and commercial generators are only reliable if properly functioning. Knowing how to take care of your generator and which parts require regular replacement can help you properly maintain your alternative power source. Here, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. details which generator components require the most frequent replacement.
Generator Parts and When They Should Be Replaced
As the name implies, a power generator is a device that is capable of generating alternative energy. In a gas-powered generator, an internal combustion engine provides the mechanical force needed to generate a current. It accomplishes this by spinning a shaft inside a stationary magnetic field to produce electrical power through copper wiring.
For a generator, performing such a task requires multiple components to work at once. Over time, these critical components can wear down, requiring them to be replaced to sustain optimal performance. The most common parts that typically need to be replaced on a commercial generator are as follows:
Oil is crucial for the smooth operation of a generator. Because of this, the oil filter is equally as important. The oil filter extracts the soot from the oil breakdown and extracts any metal contaminants. Without an effective filter, contaminants can build up, restrict flow, and create low oil pressure, resulting in engine hot spots and damage. It is recommended that oil filters be replaced annually.
Generators require adequate fuel for efficient operation. As such, the fuel filter is essential. This component filters out impurities and moisture to ensure that the fuel entering the high-pressure system of the engine is clean and meets supply requirements. The fuel filter should be replaced annually to ensure it sufficiently filters out all contaminants.
Just like with an internal combustion engine, belts play a significant role in how well the generator runs. The purpose of a belt is to ensure moving parts of the generator’s engine are rotating at the same time, eliminating the risk of components hitting one another. Belts should be inspected annually and replaced when needed, or after every 36 months.
Generator Maintenance and Repairs
To make certain your generator is working properly every year, we advise having it serviced routinely. As certified experts in generator maintenance, the team at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. is proud to offer preventative maintenance programs, which allow our skilled technicians to ensure your generator stays reliable during utility power outages.
The quality generator maintenance we perform can be essential to the proper functioning of a system while also minimizing the risk of accidents, damage, and more costly repairs. The benefits of our generator maintenance program include the following:
- Priority scheduling: Take advantage of priority scheduling to get your generator serviced at a time convenient for your needs.
- Regularly scheduled visits: Clients can enjoy peace of mind with regularly scheduled visits, where our technicians will arrive at the agreed-upon time and date.
- Industry-leading expertise: Our factory-certified mechanics are trained to successfully perform a variety of maintenance tasks at the highest level of service.
Have Your Generator Serviced By Our Experts
Prepare for the next power outage by investing in generator replacement parts and utilizing the maintenance and repair services offered at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. Serving clients throughout the New Jersey area, our trained technicians will perform the necessary inspections and repairs needed to ensure your generator functions at maximum potential. Should the need for a new generator ever arise, we also offer professional installation services. To learn more about our offerings, simply contact us today at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
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During power outages, generators provide peace of mind. Purchasing a generator can provide families with much-needed power during an electrical outage. However, there are risks if used improperly. Incorrectly using your generator can lead to a host of serious consequences. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. details how to safely use a residential generator for an extended period in the event of a severe blackout.
Safety Tips for Extended Use
Most households rely heavily on electricity for daily needs. Power outages can drastically disrupt how households function. Backup generators are an important defense against power outages in the event of a storm, accident, or other cause of power failure. With a blackout generator, a household can have the power supply it needs for as long as the outage lasts.
Even though a generator is a safe piece of equipment, users must take the proper safety precautions. Some safety tips when using your generator for an extended period to consider include:
Read Operating Manual Before Using
Some users believe that all generators are alike. While they all may perform a similar task in providing power during an outage, many of them have different components. Understanding how these components work together can be crucial for users who intend on running their generators for a longer period. Before operating your generator, make sure to read through the manufacturer’s manual to ensure your generator can handle extended hours of use.
Never Refuel the Generator While Running
Power outages can sometimes last a while. That means your generator is in it for the long haul and may require refueling. The amount of additional fuel a blackout generator needs depends on its size, the size of its tank, and how much power it generates.
When attempting to refuel your generator, you should never do it mid-operation. Also, users should disconnect the generator from the power grid before refueling. You may wish to have a portable fire extinguisher on hand for extra precaution.
Verify Your Generator’s Maximum Power Load
Depending on your household, your generator may be tasked with producing enough power to supply a variety of appliances and other electronics. If you are going to operate your generator for an extended time during a severe blackout, you should verify its maximum power load. Doing so can save your generator from malfunctioning at inconvenient times.
Try To Keep Your Generator Dry
If the power is down due to a storm, a fair amount of water may be present near your generator. It is important to try and keep your generator dry, as flooding can severely hinder its ability to operate.
Generators at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
To help clients prepare for the unexpected, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. offers a line of reliable and efficient generators. With an emphasis on quality, we offer a wide range of the most popular generator models. Committed to our clients, the knowledgeable professionals at Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. can help customers select the correct product for their property, whether it is a residential or commercial generator.
Generators are intended to provide power in a crisis, making reliability key. Routine maintenance is essential to ensure generators are prepared to run for extended hours during a severe blackout. At Corbin Electrical Services, Inc., our extensive generator maintenance services involve the following:
- Inspecting the generator to detect any signs of damage
- Changing engine oil and filter if needed
- Checking the air filter and replace it if damaged or dirty
- Inspecting the spark plug for wear or damage, replacing it if needed
- Ensuring all bolts are tightly secured
- Properly cleaning all electrical connections
- Looking for any leaks and making repairs
- Performing necessary tests to ensure the generator is working correctly
Homeowners and business owners located throughout the New Jersey area who desire added peace of mind about their energy resources should consider adding a reliable blackout generator from Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. Contact us today to learn more about our services.
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NEPTUNE, NJ — At about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, a JCP&L high-voltage substation in Neptune went out, causing outages in satellite substations, a company spokesman said.
By 6 p.m. power was restored in seven satellite substations, Chris Hoenig, the spokesman said.
But customers in eastern and northern Monmouth County would have been affected. Hoenig did not have an estimate on the number of customers affected.
There is no cause known yet for the main substation outage, he said, which is still being repaired.
He said the satellite substations were restored within 40 minutes of the main outage.
Patch will update the information as the company updates the situation.
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Many agree the future of transportation is electric, including President Biden. In an effort to drive American leadership toward the concept of clean cars, the President of the United States has set a goal of 50% of electric vehicle sale shares in the U.S. by 2030.
To prepare for this unprecedented wave of electric vehicles, the Biden-Harris Administration released the EV Charging Action Plan, outlining the necessary steps being taken to develop and deploy electric vehicle chargers in American communities across the country. In this blog, Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. dives deeper into the major points outlined in the EV Charging Action Plan and what it all means for the average consumer.
Main Points of the Action Plan
The electric car future is cleaner, more equitable, and more affordable. The Biden-Harris Administration is making the necessary steps to establish 500,000 electric vehicle chargers, ensuring Americans have sufficient access for both local and long-distance trips. The main points of the action plan focus on the following:
New Joint Office of Energy and Transportation
A joint office has been created, bringing together the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation to ensure the agencies can successfully work together in implementing the EV charging network. This new joint office will serve as a contact point for states, communities, industry, labor, and consumer groups with EV charging questions and related topics.
Stakeholder meetings will be held addressing topics including:
- Partnerships with state and local government
- Domestic manufacturing
- Equity and environmental justice
- Civil rights
- Partnering with tribal communities
- Maximizing environmental benefits
Guidance and Standards for States and Cities
Standards and guidelines will be published for states and cities on how to deploy EV charging stations strategically, with a goal to build out a national network along the highway system. This guidance will examine where current charging stations are located, as well as where they are most needed.
Working Closely with Domestic Manufacturers
To get a better understanding of the current infrastructure and to learn ways it can be improved, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Energy are working directly with manufacturers and automakers to understand what domestic sourcing is currently available along with predictions for the future.
What It All Means
Currently, the network of over 100,000 public chargers operates with various plug types, payment options, hardware hookups, and data availability. The EV Charging Action Plan is designed to eliminate such discrepancies, creating a more uniform approach to electric vehicle charging. Its purpose is to create greater convenience for consumers and provide increased confidence in the EV industry.
Additionally, the federal programs listed in the EV Charging Action Plan are intended to help encourage added private sector investments and roll out a national network of chargers, which are user-friendly, cost-effective, and financially sustainable.
EV Chargers from Corbin Electrical Services, Inc.
Even with the national rollout of over 500,000 electric car chargers, there will still be a need for conveniently located chargers. There is no location more convenient than at home. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. provides electric car charger installation for customers throughout New Jersey. Our qualified installation team has the knowledge and expertise to safely install an electric vehicle charger in a customer’s garage, complete with a dedicated 240-volt line. Choosing to have your own EV car charger installed at your home can provide a variety of benefits, including:
- Less expensive: Because you are relying on your home’s electricity, opting to have an electric car charger installed at your home can be less expensive when compared to charging stations throughout the community.
- More predictable: With an at-home car charger, there is no threat of waiting in line to get your electric vehicle recharged.
- Increase property value: As the entire country begins to make the transition to an all-electric vehicle network, having a charger at home can potentially increase the property value.
- Tax incentives: The state of New Jersey offers a residential federal tax credit for residents who purchase an EV charger and have it installed in their homes.
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The commercial generator is an essential aspect for multiple companies across several industries. Having an on-site generator can be a lifesaver amidst power outages or blackouts. Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. supplies commercial generators to businesses throughout New Jersey and here describes which organizations will find this equipment most advantageous to their daily operations.
Which Business Should Consider a Commercial Generator?
From food to healthcare, businesses in many sectors should consider investing in a generator to safeguard their electrical power and performance. These systems also help decrease the chances of long-term electrical outages. The following are some specific industries that often rely on commercial generators for power:
Medical and Health Facilities
Power access is fundamental at medical and healthcare facilities. As power grids age in the United States and fail against increasingly severe weather, it is critical that medical buildings, such as hospitals, clinics, assisted living facilities, and emergency response centers have a commercial generator for reliable power, 24/7.
Medical practitioners depend on resuscitators, X-ray machines, and lights to take care of their patients, and all these tools require electricity. A permanent generator can prevent any gaps in power access.
Food and Beverage Facilities and Factories
No one likes spoiled food or losing money. However, when a power outage hits a restaurant, food processing plant, or even a corner store, these could be adverse effects. Billions of dollars in perishable food and beverages, sales, and productivity are lost when food and agriculture facilities lose power, even for a short time.
These industries can benefit significantly from permanent generators. Some government agencies even recommend that restaurants install a commercial generator to prevent catastrophic spoilage during an outage.
Heavy Industry Factories
Factories can quickly lose millions of dollars in productivity when their power goes out. In addition, factory power outages can cause major health problems for employees on-site and in surrounding communities. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that about 240 chemical-related incidents occurred in the United States due to factory power outages in the year 2000.
A single situation in Louisiana left 29 employees with chemical injuries during the start-up phase of an unexpected electrical outage. In California, nearly 100 community members had to seek medical attention when another chemical factory rebooted after a rolling blackout. On-site commercial generators provide default energy and electricity to lessen these health risks.
Commercial properties, from condominiums to offices and megastores, can greatly benefit from an on-site generator. Tenants living and working in these spaces require 24/7 energy and air quality control. Generators provide this reliable service and peace of mind in case of inclement weather or natural disaster. They also enhance a property owner’s reputation for maintaining their buildings and protecting their investments.
Increasingly, climate change is creating severe and volatile weather patterns. Mass transit hubs and stations, such as airports, and bus and train stations, are some of the first facilities affected by power outages caused by major storms and natural disasters.
As a result, permanent generators are becoming critical to public transit, especially air operations. Without generators at these transportation hubs, thousands of people can become stuck or stranded, affecting everything from their business to personal appointments. In addition, bus and train terminals are becoming more dependent on electric vehicles and also need a strong electrical backup when the power goes out.
Ask Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. about Commercial Generators
If you think your business could benefit from having a commercial generator, turn to Corbin Electrical Services, Inc. for assistance. We have over 40 years of experience installing and maintaining permanent commercial generators for a wide range of organizations and industries throughout New Jersey. We carry a full line of Generac electrical generators and also offer additional services, such as generator maintenance. For more information about how your business can benefit from an on-site generator, or learn more about other services we offer, simply contact us today.
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