Category Archives: Commercial generators

Generator Dan’s picks for commercial generators

Installing a new 1500 KW Cummins Generator



We were hired by  Lundbeck research, at 215 College Road in Paramus, NJ.  The project consisted of removing their existing 500 KW Caterpillar generator, seen here, and installing a new 1500 KW Cummins generator. Because of the size and the weight of the generator we had to higher a crane that required the installation of extra counterweights due to the massive weight of the new generator.

The enclosure was 14′ wide, and 37′ long. The total weight that we had to lift up with this crane was 71 thousand pounds, and then that had to be strategically set in place over the existing conduits stubbed-up out of the new concrete pad to support all the weight of that generator.

The employees of Academy Electric, seen here straightening out all of the lifting straps, because every one of them has to be strategically located so that when we lift this massive weight, everything comes up nice and even. We are now positioning the straps to get them located into the eight pit points that we had to use to pick up the weight of this generator. Continue reading Installing a new 1500 KW Cummins Generator

Facility Emergency Power Website – New from Dan O’Brien

Generator Dan O’Brien has a new Facility Emergency Power website where you can check out case study videos of improvements he has been able to make for a range of facilities such as:


These improvements relate to electrical contracting as well as generators

danNRpic1We have always operated under the philosophy that true value in any work is the quality of the work that gets done. I know a lot of times it’s money but sometimes if you spend 10% more on the original installation you save 50% on making repairs to an inferior installation with an inferior product. So do it once, do it right and you don’t have to come back and do it again.

By having Academy Electrical Contractors come in we can save the facilities managers the expense and the scheduling nightmare of having two contractors. We take care of all your electrical contracting work whether it’s repairs, upgrades, new installations and while we are they we can also take care of your emergency generator. We can maintain your generator, we are factory authorized for Cummins and Kohler which are the two big players so if it needs to be repaired or maintained we have the expertise to take care of that. – Dan O’Brien


Backup Generator Installation NJ Refrigerated Warehouse

Backup Generator Installation NJ Refrigerated Warehouse Application by Generator Dan

This is a backup generator installation in NJ at a dairy operation in Teaneck NJ. See how the power generator helps the operation run smoothly and hear what the Plant Manager has to say about his new back up generator installation.
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500kw Cummins Onan Diesel Generator Installation

Cummins Onan Diesel Generator Installation

In this video Generator Dan walks you through a commercial generator installation showing you the process from generator delivery to the transfer switch. This one of many New Jersey commercial generator installations by Academy Electrical Contractors.

This Cummins Power Generation rental package is a fully integrated mobile power generation system, providing optimum performance, reliability, and versatility for standby and prime power applications.

Continue reading 500kw Cummins Onan Diesel Generator Installation

Emergency Generator Rescue by Electrical Power Systems

Emergency Generator Rescue

Emergency Generator Rescue Generator DanIn response to the Hurricane Sandy emergency in New York City an emergency generator rescue was needed at Pier 40 in New York City. Electrical Power Systems LLC located in Emerson NJ provided a 1000 kw emergency generator rental when a 5,000 amp substation went down and provided emergency power to a 1.5 million sq/ft facility.

Generator Dan Keeping the Best on top with Safety

With The Installation Of A New, Upgraded, Total Facility Emergency Back Up Power System Equipped With A Notification System The Staff And Residents At The Woodcliff Lake Health And Rehabilitation Center Can Rest Easy Knowing They Won’t be Left Powerless Thanks to Generator Dan O’Brien Continue reading Generator Dan Keeping the Best on top with Safety