Future Forecast: Backup Power Generation’s Sustainable Future

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Kenneth J. Kutsmeda, PE, LEED® AP

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the importance of backup power generation to a critical facility or critical operation.
  2. Define sustainability and the nation’s carbon neutrality goals for 2030.
  3. Examine the present and future of hydrogen-fueled generators.
  4. Identify and assess available backup power generation options.


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As companies strive to become carbon neutral, they’ve started to look at the various systems operating their facilities. This webinar will review the importance of backup power generation and evaluate the options and technologies responsible for making it more sustainable.

Kenneth J. Kutsmeda, PE, LEED® AP – is the Global Technology Leader for Jacobs Mission Critical. Over the past 22 years, Ken has built a catalogue of over one million SF of completed data centers for numerous commercial, federal, co-location and cloud providers. He has focused his career on adapting the latest technologies to electrical system design for mission critical facilities across the globe. He is responsible for developing, engineering, designing and commissioning critical power distribution systems. His expertise has given him the opportunity to present and publish articles on mission critical power distribution systems.


Kohler A global force in power solutions since 1920, Kohler is committed to reliable, intelligent products, purposeful engineering and responsive after-sale support. The company manufactures complete power systems, including generators (portable, residential, industrial, and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications worldwide. For more details, please visit www.KohlerPower.com.


Originally published in August 2021