Aug 7, 2019

Non-Disruptive Engine Selection - The Heart of a Generator Set

What is at the heart of a commercial grade gen-set? Quick answer - the engine!

A recent Diesel Progress study reports that 40 different Natural Gas engine manufacturers currently span the globe - with companies like American Honda equipped with horsepower ratings at 1 to MTU at 3487Hp. Then there’s companies like Volvo, Doosan, Weichai, Detroit, Perkins, Man, Cummins, Kubota and Isuzu dominate specific sectors...

July 22, 2019

Comparing the ROI of Cogeneration, Prime and Battery-Powered Systems

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a battle between several prime power and cogeneration technologies – especially regarding their economic efficiencies.
But the fact is; there’s an opportunity for each of these technologies when we allow the financial drivers to determine the best fit.


July 15, 2019

The Benefits of Purchasing a Containerized Unit for Your Facility

Containerizing a generator and its ancillary equipment has become an increasingly common practice for both standby power and continuously running applications. In fact, fortunately, most power generators today are available to purchase in packaged containers which provides a host of benefits for the consumer.

Chrysler building

July 10, 2019

Exploring What Makes the Siemens SGE-EM The Best in Its 2MW Engine Class

This engine series deserves a spotlight.

Siemens is renowned for their innovation in the power generator market - and one of their engines in particular; the SGE-EM series, might just be the most competitive of them all.

Chrysler building

July 3, 2019

Understanding The CSA 282 Emergency Electrical Power Supply For Buildings

Even the most jaded Luddite among us must now concede that climate change is, in fact, a reality.

This year, the fires began to burn in northern Alberta as soon as the snow melted. European countries are already scrabbling to find enough water to keep hydrated amidst the 40-degree Celsius heat – and it’s only the very beginning of summer.

Generator Codes and Standards For Long Term Care Residences

June 20, 2019

Generator Codes & Standards For Long Term Care Residences

In the case of a power failure, Long Term Care residences are required to have backup power readily available to meet the safety standards and comfort needs of our most vulnerable citizens.

Whether you are designing, installing, or simply servicing backup power generation assets – there are several regulations or standards that you should be aware of in Canada and the Province of Ontario.

Whether you believe that humanity is the cause or not, the climate is changing – and if you are an Emergency Responder, you are on the front lines of dealing with the impact.

May 04, 2019

Let’s Do Our Part for Emergency Preparedness Week – This May 5-11 2019

Whether you believe that humanity is the cause or not, the climate is changing – and if you are an Emergency Responder, you are on the front lines of dealing with the impact.

There can be no doubt that we have a new, dynamic and rapidly-changing climate reality. We need to be aware of our local climate and of escape routes like never before because the people we care about depend on it.

May 01, 2019

Are You Ready for Emergency Preparedness Week 2019 this May 5-11?

There can be no doubt that we have a new, dynamic and rapidly-changing climate reality. We need to be aware of our local climate and of escape routes like never before because the people we care about depend on it.

With the incidence of power failures and blackouts on an ever-increasing rise, protecting your business and investments is of more importance now than ever.

April 08, 2019

3 Unexpected Costs of a Power Failure, and How Your Business Can Avoid Them

Today, no business is exempt from the damage a power outage is capable of causing when a company doesn’t’ prepare for it. It isn’t a matter of if it will happen, but more so a matter of when.

Overcoming CHP roadblocks

April 04, 2019

Noise, Cost & Exhaust: Three Road-Blocks Eliminated for Multi-res CHP Projects

Supplying a base load of electricity and heat using on-site Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generators allows multi-res buildings to cut heat and hydro costs significantly.

Ontario 65% increase in electricity management.

March 26, 2019

Ontario Sees 65% Increase in Electricity Management and Conservation Efforts

On February 26th, over 200 Ontario manufacturing leaders including T&T Power Group attended the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Energy 2019: Powering the Future of Manufacturing Conference in Mississauga.

Generator genset Service

March 22, 2019

Why CHP Is Being Embraced by More and More Industries, Big and Small

The CHP process is incredibly efficient; redirecting and repurposing the heat produced through power generation that will dramatically cut costs over time. And with a convenient abundance of natural gas availability and supply, this cleaner and dependable fuel source has become a much more viable and preferred option at a considerably lower cost.

serious the demand for more cost-efficient power production is among manufacturers in Ontario. He explained that, on average, electrical costs account for 20% of expenses for Ontario manufacturers – and that nine out of ten manufacturers feel that their company’s electricity costs are too high.

March 5, 2019

Key Takeaways from the CM&E Energy 2019: Powering the Future Conference

This past February 26th, over 200 Ontario manufacturing leaders including our T&T Power Group attended the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ Energy 2019 Powering the Future of Manufacturing Conference in Mississauga.

Generator genset Service

February 19, 2019

7 Factors to Consider when Partnering with a Generator Service Provider

Many so called generator service companies are simply mechanics that service the engine and have no understanding of the business end of the gen-set or the switch gear, so these critical parts are never serviced.

Generator genset Service

February 12, 2019

5 x 5 The Quinquennial Genset Service

We pick up new generator services daily and there is an increasingly common theme in reviewing the records of a new generator service account: the quinquennial (5 year) generator service has never been done.

Discover the Freedom of Prime Power

February 6, 2019

Discover the Freedom of Prime Power

The ever-rising utility costs in Ontario have been raising concerns among the province’s hydro customers for quite some time.

With the removal of the debt retirement fund and the addition of Global Adjustment fees to our bills, new strategies are needed in order to manage our electrical consumption.

Parallel Generator for your business

February 4, 2019

Why Should I Use a Parallel Generator for my Canadian Business?

An increasing amount of businesses are choosing to transition from their traditional power setup to implementing parallel power generators.

Clean Energy Agriculture Tax Write-offs 2018-2019

December 10, 2018

New Canadian Tax Write-Offs to Support Clean Energy Practices and Agriculture

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced a number of tax incentives last Friday, including a particular change that serves as a step in the right direction for the clean energy industry – including solar and wind energy practices, energy from waste and cogeneration systems.

Takeaways from T&T Power’s Powering Greenhouses 2018 Conference

December 4, 2018

Takeaways from T&T’s Powering Greenhouses 2018 Conference

On November 15th at the Roma Club of Leamington, T&T Power Group’s “Powering Greenhouses 2018” conference welcomed greenhouse growers from across Southwestern Ontario to learn about and discuss energy industry opportunities and energy efficiencies.

Top 10 reasons power generators fail part 2

November 13, 2018

The Top 10 Reasons That Power Generators Fail (Part 2)

Continuing from our previous blog, here are the next 5 reasons that generators fail as well as some tips for what you can do about it in the meantime.

Top 10 reasons power generators fail part 1

October 11, 2018

The Top 10 Reasons That Power Generators Fail (Part 1)

Power failures can happen for a number of reasons: bad weather, an overloaded power station, or even damage to transmission lines. Whatever the reason, many businesses and government organizations put backup generators in place to ensure normal operation can continue while the issue is resolved. Depending on the situation, loss of power can be incredibly detrimental to service delivery or productivity.

purchasing a generator

September 4, 2018

Buying a Standby Generator for Your Business

Here’s the situation: You have decided you need a standby generator for your business. Before you start to do research on the advantages of different types of fuels or try to figure out the load requirements of your building, take a step back. There are a number of things to consider.

purchasing a generator

August 30, 2018

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Generator for Your Farm

When it comes time to purchase a power generator for your farm, there are some key things you should take into consideration to ensure that you’re as prepared as can be for your new investment decision. Here are five important considerations or questions that every farmer should get familiar with before purchasing a standby generator for their agricultural operations.

agricultural power

August 23, 2018

Comparing Electric and Diesel Water Pump Solutions for Farmers

Whether employing a diesel or electric pump is the ideal choice financially, environmentally and maintenance-wise among a number of other factors is the question that irrigation farmers should be exploring. let’s compare the costs, maintenance, reliability, environmental impact and efficiencies of each.

agricultural power

August 15, 2018

Preventing Power Supply Problems on Your Farm

Every farmer knows the importance of a reliable and steady power supply to support their lifestyle and daily operations. And for so many agricultural responsibilities, the amount of power available is much less essential than the reliability of that power.

rental generators

August 08, 2018

5 Situations Where You Need A Rental Generator

Generator rental can be a great solution for a number of problems experienced by businesses and government facilities. Rental generators can provide quick fixes in emergency situations or for one-time events. They can also work well as stopgap measures until a more permanent solution is worked out.

home generators

July 30, 2018

What Safety Precautions Should You Keep in Mind With a Home Generator

While researching home generator options, something that tends to come up frequently are warnings to follow the safety requirements and recommendations at all costs. Reading some of these… horror stories, if you will – can scare the average person away from getting a generator altogether. However, there is one key detail that seems to be in most of those tales: and it’s that the person was using a portable generator, rather than a standby one.

Power Purchase Agreements

June 28, 2018

What You Should Know About Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

Is your commercial or industrial establishment employing the smartest energy strategy?

The ongoing, soaring costs of energy have prompted a high demand for a way to reduce costs while adapting to the modern needs of an ever-changing industry that requires a dependable and steady access to power.

Ontario global adjustment fee

June 24, 2018

What’s the Deal With Ontario’s Global Adjustment Fee?

Let’s dig a little deeper into what you’re actually paying for

Benefits of CHP

June 19, 2018

Exploring the Benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, there are more than 4,100 CHP systems being employed in the U.S. alone as of 2013. Over two-thirds of these systems are fueled via natural gas, with renewable biomass, process wastes and coal being other sources.

Back up power for your commercial facility

June 11, 2018

The Necessity of Backup Power for Your Commercial Facility

When the next power outage or blackout hits, would your commercial facility be equipped to handle it?

Power and going off the grid

June 03, 2018

Is Going “Off the Grid” Something You Should Consider in 2018?

If you’ve ever considered employing a prime power generator for your home or rural institution or establishment or, if you’re living or working in an isolated area and relying on the grid for power is out of the question, then this article’s for you.

parallel generators

May 20, 2018

3 Reasons to use Parallel Generators for Your Business in Canada

In this blog, we will discuss 3 of the top reasons for using parallel generators for your business in Canada. We hope this will provide some clarity on the advantages of this new type of system.

diesel or natural gas generators

April 18, 2018

Do I Need a Diesel or a Natural Gas Generator?

Both diesel generators and natural gas generators have their own advantages and disadvantages. When clients ask us about what type of generator they should get for their facility, our answer will demand on their specific circumstances.