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I think you mean 1000 kW generators = megawatt

1kW 1000 Watt generator is gasoline and you use to power a pitching machine perhaps a resistive loads incandescent lamps or a hot plate coffee pot or resistive heater (those mostly are 1.5 kW) but no longer on electronic or most inductive motor loads you can a high price fridge electronic board pretty quick with voltage fluctuation on a Home Depot generator. They were also sent 48 hours ago.

The FEMA flatbeds generators all run on diesel a Mega Watt will power 1000 homes for a year and if you can convince folks not to run their electric ovens or clothes dryers possibly 3000 homes. Diversity of load = rolling black outs you can get 3 times the number of homes 8 hours of power daily. My previous employer had a 250 kW diesel gen and we could power a substation that could take care of Brighton or the Tri-towns easy enough. But most of our storm related outages were due to down conductor from snow ice trees or wind. The worse were all 3!

You may recall the Holy Week Blizzard 2001 I had to baby sit a 20 KW generator 3.5 days that week outside of Platteville just to keep a lady from pestering our linecrews trying to rebuild about 5.5 miles of down distribution line she was at the end of, no back feed loop up against the South Platte below the StVrain converge. We got her back on 10:30 pm Easter Eve, she was a “Karen”before the term was ever known? Outage began at 5:30 am Tuesday I took that Generator out Wednesday evening. She was the Last Customer brought on due to her isolated location. That storm took out 1000+ poles, 5000+ cross arms and some transmission line! Over a third of our homes in territory nearly half of those on in 24 hours everyone on in less then 48 hours with fewer than 500 homes left but Friday and Saturday the crews brought stragglers on. The worse storm I experienced in 29+ years. Million dollar storm filed paperwork with FEMA and then 9/11. Never got a dime. But we never expected it nor wanted it after!

[Post edited by aggieram76 at 02/19/2021 5:07PM]

(In response to this post by Cam's Chorizo)

Posted: 02/19/2021 at 5:02PM


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