Supporting Efforts at Soto Cano U.S.A. / Honduran Air Base

Soto Cano is an air force base in Honduras. It is a joint venture between the US and Honduras, primarily working in a drug interdiction role against the illegal drug trade. Soto Cano has been using diesel power generation to power the base for many years. They use high speed diesels, running 24/7/365. When a high-speed diesel runs continuously, a couple things happen:
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Potential Savings: An Introduction to the Generator Power Market

There are two generator power markets – standby (emergency) power and prime power.  Prime power means that the generator is the sole source of electrical power and runs whenever power is needed.  For example, at a coal mine, this might be 8 hours a day. Meanwhile, standby power is used only during emergency situations. Many would argue that because this a generator that is rarely used, it doesn’t justify the investment.  The savings equate to kW-hr savings.
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LaCeiba, Honduras: Large Power Plant Project

The country of Honduras is a beautiful, mountainous place with incredible, hospitable people.  Honduras is also rich in history, culture and natural resources.  Traveling to the city of Copan provides a great opportunity to visit ancient Mayan ruins. Traveling to the Honduran island of Roatan offers an incredible journey to the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Flying into San Pedro Sula, you will see large banana and pineapple farms from the air.
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Supporting Those Who Support the Downtrodden

On March, 2016, LEC got involved in a small power project when a missionary named Dale, was in the process of renovating a hospital in Malumghat, Bangladesh called Memorial Christian Hospital.  He explained to LEC that they have utility power present to run the hospital, but that it is unreliable to the point of having anywhere form 5-10 outages per day!  So, they needed some switchgear and controls that would automatically start, parallel and transfer to generator power when needed.  Then, execute closed transition return back to utility when utility is again available.
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La Encantada Silver Mine

There are two generator power markets – standby (emergency) power and prime power.  Prime power means that the generator is the sole source of electrical power and runs whenever power is needed.  For example, at a coal mine, this might be 8 hours a day. Meanwhile, standby power is used only during emergency situations. Many would argue that because this a generator that is rarely used, it doesn’t justify the investment.  The savings equate to kW-hr savings.
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Biotown Ag, Inc. is Turning Beef into Green Energy

Biotown Ag, Inc. is a farm that raises beef. Alot of beef! Five thousand head, in fact.  Biotown Ag has been innovative in their method of feeding and raising beef, processing beef waste through an anaerobic digester, using the waste gas for power generation, and then using the digester remnant for its fertilizer content and applying it to tillable soil.  The harvested grain that benefited from the fertilizer is then fed back to the beef (again).  Talk about closing the loop!
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Ancillary Electrical Switchgear Integration

LEC offers customers the aggregation of ancillary distribution and controls for your power system into the switchgear. To do this, your power system requires the following: battery charger, jacket water heater circuit with disconnect when engine is running Radiator fan motor starters, generator set ventilation motor starters, house power lighting and convenience receptacle circuits
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Want to Produce Big Savings? Try Electric Drive Radiator Fan Controls!

Let’s say you are selling a power system with a modern, emissions friendly, diesel or natural gas generator set.  Currently, there are 2 cooling circuits: one for jacket water and one for aftercooler; each with their own thermal demand needs. Normally you just run all the fans all the time, while seeking out extra efficiency percentage points, but that ends up costing you more.
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