4617Testing and Record Keeping

Testing of protection systems shall be limited to records of compliance with standard acceptance procedures as defined by the manufacturer of the protective devices and by industry standards and practices. These records shall include testing at the time of commercial operation and periodic testing thereafter. The utility reserves the right to witness testing of switchgear.

A log of generator operations shall be kept. At a minimum, the log shall include the date, generator time on, generator time off, and megawatt and megavar output.

The host utility has the option to initially qualify a potential generator site as a viable source of capacity and energy prior to signing a contract for resources. In order to ensure the reliable operation of this generation, it has the right to evaluate maintenance records, operating personnel, etc., as part of the contracting process.

Solar Stirling Engine Basics Explained

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The solar Stirling engine is progressively becoming a viable alternative to solar panels for its higher efficiency. Stirling engines might be the best way to harvest the power provided by the sun. This is an easy-to-understand explanation of how Stirling engines work, the different types, and why they are more efficient than steam engines.

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