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The Importance of Maintaining an Automatic Transfer Switch

It is important to regularly test equipment that is in the stationary mode waiting to start when required. Ambient conditions can contaminate or damage equipment while stationary and result in failure to operate when required.

An automatic transfer switch (ATS) needs to be regularly inspected to ensure it is being maintained fully operational.

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Bay City Offers Training for Contractors and Specifying Engineers in June

Classes offered at our Poway Facility in June:

June 18th

  • 11:00 AM - Generator 101 Generator Basics
  • 1:00 PM - Switchgear and ATS
  • June 20th

  • 11:00 AM - Switchgear and ATS
  • 1:00 PM - Emissions and Permitting
  • Spaces are limited, please contact Steve Agan at BCEW to schedule a training session.

    Steve Agan
    Director of Business Development
    Phone: 1(866) 938-8200 x 319

    Life Without San Onofre?

    If utility executives pull the plug permanently on the San Onofre nuclear plant, the list of losers is long: consumers face nearly $3 billion in costs, the risk of blackouts will rise, and air quality will suffer.

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    Chevron Defies California on Carbon Emissions

    Bloomberg recently reported that Chevron Corporation is leading a lobbying and public relations campaign to undercut the California mandate to produce fuels from plants and algae aimed at curbing global warming (AB32), two years after the state started phasing it in. Research on commercially viable climate-friendly products has come to naught, stymied by the poor economics of coaxing hydrocarbons from plant's stubborn cell walls, according to Chevron officials.

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    Considering Instantaneous Voltage Dip Versus Sustained Voltage Dip

    This information sheet discusses the effects voltage dip can have on an electrical system and considerations that should to be taken when designing and specifying an electrical system with motor loads.

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    Did You Know?

    U.S. electric customers are now paying 43 percent more to build and maintain local power grids than they did back in 2002. At the same time, the grid is also becoming less reliable, with blackouts now taking 20 percent longer to fix.

    Congratulations to Our 2013 College Basketball Bracket Winners!

    Bay City Electric Works would like to thank all of our customers who participated in our 2013 College Basketball Bracket.

    1st place will receive a $200 Home Depot gift card, 2nd and 3rd place a $50 Home Depot gift card, and 4th and 5th place $25 gift cards.

    Congratulations to the following winners:

    1st - Pascual Garcia
    2nd - Greg Byars
    3rd - Bob Barrett
    4th - Thomas Paradowski
    5th - Mike Caple

    Register for Bay City Electric Works' Technical Data to Access a Library of Information!

    Register today for BCEW's technical data base to access an extensive selection of specification sheets and drawings in Adobe Acrobat format.

    You can download specification sheets, dimensional drawings, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings.

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