Generators and Their Role in On-Site Prime Power and Micro Grids in the 21st Century

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Kohler
Presented by Bill Mazzetti, P.E.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify obstacles and enablers for common generator applications.
  2. Determine how to mix various power storage systems and technologies for both prime and standby power solutions.
  3. Analyze statistics from various industry reports regarding generator market trends to ensure design specifications will support the needs of the facility both today and in the future.
  4. Calculate per unit costs for varying solutions in $/kW.


1 PDH*
This test is no longer available for credit

Examining the application of traditional fossil-fueled generators in a world where decarbonization is demanded by jurisdictions, owners, and customers. We will show how engine generators are applied with energy storage systems, island/on-site power systems, and renewable energy systems within the fence and share design and financial models for mixing power sources for your power system.

Over the past 35 years, Bill Mazzetti, P.E., has been involved in the design and construction of complex commercial, institutional and industrial buildings throughout the world. Recognized as one of the world’s mission critical industry’s thought leaders, Bill’s data center experience includes over 400 mission critical projects consisting of over 13,000,000 square feet of data center space in the public, private and defense sectors. At Rosendin, Bill oversees all engineering and selected commercial operations on behalf of the firm, while also participating in Rosendin’s manufacturing and pre-construction activities with other executives. Prior to joining Rosendin, Bill was Chairman and CEO of Mazzetti and Associates, a leading MEP/T. During his tenure, Bill led M&A through four major restructurings, their conversion from a single-discipline to a multi-discipline firm, the expansion from one to six offices and a 14x increase in annual revenue. Bill is a licensed professional engineer in 37 states and is also a US Army veteran having served in the USSOCOM community.


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
Originally published in December 2020