Advanced and Intelligent Back-Up Power Systems: Paralleling Generators for Redundancy and Capacity

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Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Julius Neudorfer

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the different schemes for paralleling generators for redundancy and capacity.
  2. Recognize the various synchronization control methods when paralleling generators.
  3. Identify switchgear and ATS considerations when paralleling generators.
  4. Understand the availability implications of different generator redundancy configurations.


1 AIA LU/Elective
This test is no longer available for credit
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While the basic concept and need for the back-up power system has not changed, the increased power and greater availability requirements have become more important than ever for mission critical back-up power systems. As a result, as the power requirements for larger critical facilities has grown and the use of paralleling generators for redundancy and capacity has become more frequent. This webinar will discuss the key aspects of paralleling generators’ power schemes and how they address the various requirements and issues related to supporting critical loads.

Julius Neudorfer Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). Based in Westchester, NY, NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. NAAT has been designing and implementing data center infrastructure and related technology projects for the last 25 years. Julius is a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, BICSI, IEEE and The Green Grid. He is a Master Instructor for the DC-Professional Development program, as well as for the U.S. Department of Energy “Data Center Energy Practitioner” “DCEP” program. He developed and holds a U.S. patent for a high efficiency cooling system for rack mounted computer equipment. He writes the “Hot Aisle Insight” column at Mission Critical, and has also written numerous articles and whitepapers for various IT and data center publications and has presented seminars and webinars on data center power, cooling and energy efficiency.

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Originally published in June 2017