Jordan A. Davis

Coronavirus Update 3/20/20: Dynapower Customer Support & Tele-Tech Services

Dear Dynapower Customers,

Dynapower is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our customers and our employees. As the impact of COVID-19 grows in North America and worldwide, I want to update you with the steps the Dynapower team is taking to help protect against the spread of the virus while supporting our customers and taking care of our employees.

Supporting Our Customers

Our corporate headquarters in South Burlington, VT and satellite office in Union City, CA are currently open and functioning with ‘Work Remotely’ policies in effect, as appropriate. A responsible blend of on-site employees and remote workers are supporting critical operations and our extensive customer base, many of which are classified as essential companies supporting the global effort to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing with our commitment to support our customers, our team is providing global technical support 24/7 & shipping critical spare parts around the world.  Our sales, engineering and technical support teams are fully online and will continue to be available in a remote capacity to support our customers throughout the ‘pandemic’.

Tele-Tech Services

24/7 Technical Support (800)-332-1111 or (802)-860-7200

Our Service team is ready to support your repair and maintenance needs.  In order to protect our team and our customers, we are heeding the advice of the CDC to restrict all non-essential travel for our employees. As such, and in support of our customers. we have equipped our team with technology to troubleshoot and walkthrough repairs via video calls or over the phone. We are set up with Microsoft teams, FaceTime, Skype or GoToMeeting, to support you virtually.

We appreciate the trust you place in Dynapower and are here to support you.

Be part of the solution.

Adam Knudsen

President

Jordan A. Davis

Dynapower President Lobbies Legislature in Support of Vermont Clean Energy Bill

Dynapower President Adam Knudsen appeared before both the House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development and the House Committee on Energy & Technology last Thursday to support Bill H. 676—which aims to make Vermont a leader in clean grid optimization, create jobs and help the state meet its renewable energy and climate emission goals.

Vermont can be a leader in both how our energy is managed and in how we motivate and incentivize job creation. Very few times in modern history have we seen the opportunity to have this level of impact.” — Adam Knudsen, Dynapower President

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Mr. Knudsen opened by presenting an overview Dynapower’s four business sectors with a focus on its fast-growing energy storage segment.

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Jordan A. Davis

How Energy Storage Can Mitigate Power Outages

Disaster preparation rarely seems like an urgent priority until it is too late. Power outages can strike quickly and with little warning, leading to lost time and massive repair expenses for facilities that haven’t adequately prepared. Fortunately, most of these losses are completely preventable by investing in battery backup power. Simply by putting these solutions into place, storms and outages become far easier to weather.

The Cost of a Power Outage

A short power outage may seem like a mundane occurrence, but just a few minutes of downtime can be disastrous. Even brief interruptions can lead to substantial productivity losses in attempting to get a facility back online, and sudden power failures can even destroy sensitive, expensive equipment. Power outages cost the U.S. tens of billions of dollars each year with 67% from power outages that are less than five minutes.

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Jordan A. Davis

The Power of Rectifier Maintenance: A Case Study

We’ve published several articles on the basics of rectifier maintenance and the Preventative Maintenance (PM) packages that we offer. Today, let’s look at one of Dynapower’s recent visits to a manufacturing facility in Texas to see one of our PM programs in action.

Recently, Dynapower’s Repairs Supervisor Remington Schieffer traveled down to Texas with two other team members, Industrial Sales Rep Philip Points and the Regional Texas Service Technician Justin Kohler, to deliver information designed to improve a key client’s process and rectifier uptime.

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Jordan A. Davis

Our Top Projects from 2019

2019 was a big year for Dynapower. Whether it was helping our customers choose the perfect rectifier for their manufacturing process or leading the pack in the growing energy storage industry, Dynapower was more than happy to get the job done effectively and safely.

We are proud to serve customers in nearly every region of the world to make a truly positive impact in people’s lives. This includes reducing our dependency on fossil fuels through the adoption of energy storage systems, Navy magnetic silencing, 20MW chopper systems in mines around the world, ballast water treatment and helping build cars, planes and houses through metal finishing.

That said, here are some top projects from 2019.

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Jordan A. Davis

Employee Profile: Patrick Carroll, Energy Storage Service Leader

While you’re familiar with our groundbreaking energy storage products, you may not be so familiar with the people behind those products. Today, we’re going to highlight one of those people.

Patrick Carroll is the Energy Storage Service Leader here at Dynapower. He joined the company back in 2015.

 “I’ve always been mechanically inclined even when I was a kid,” Patrick says. “Once, I took my tricycle apart and my dad got up and said ‘I’m not putting that back together’ so I did it myself.”

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Jordan A. Davis

The Far-Reaching Applications of Dynapower’s Products

Dynapower has specialized in power conversion solutions for a wide variety of industries and applications since 1963. These applications include energy storage, mining, metal finishing, chemical production and magnetic silencing and much more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the applications that our systems power.

Metal Finishing

Dynapower offers a complete line of custom and standard rectifiers to meet all of your plating and metal finishing needs. Our designs have a host of cooling and control options to meet the demands of your operation. We offer both SCR and SMPS rectifiers–which are backed by unparalleled technical support and documentation. Plated consumer products that Dynapower’s rectifiers have helped power the process of include:

  • Airplane, car, and motorcycle parts
  • Metal baseball bats
  • Non-stick pan coatings
  • Oscar statuettes
  • Surgical equipment
  • Consumer Electronics

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Jordan A. Davis

How to Help Pass the Energy Storage Tax Credit

Congressional leaders are currently reviewing a policy on whether to pass a stand-alone tax credit for energy storage. That means the time is now to mobilize and ensure the success of this bill.

According to the Energy Storage Association, your best course of action to encourage the passing of this policy is to reach out to your member of Congress and they recommend using this contact tool to do so: https://democracy.io/

The ESA has also written up a user-friendly template that you can personalize with your company’s information. Here’s a copy of that template:

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Jordan A. Davis

What Are Demand Charges?

When it comes to electricity bills, most commercial and industrial customers simply accept the charges and put a plan in place to accommodate them. However, by understanding the breakdown of their energy usage, many businesses will have the opportunity to generate substantial savings.

According to a recent report from the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), utility demand charges can account for between 30 and 70 percent of a commercial and industrial customer’s electricity bill.

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