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Critical Power Online, launched in 2017, is part of the stable of international publications produced by Energy Storage Publishing, including the BEST Battery Briefing e-newsletter, Batteries & Energy Storage Technology (BEST) magazine and Chinese BEST.


Here we apply our unique brand of technology journalism to the critical power sector— the application of energy storage technologies to our power dependent world.


If you are interested in UPS systems, hybrid power, gensets, fuel cells and standby power of all kinds (including batteries) then Critical Power

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March 5, 2019

Cummins has started delivering a total of eight all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS).

The fully-electric Cummins PowerDrive-equipped vans are expected to eliminate vehicle emissions and reduce fuel and maintenance costs— under a pilot program...

February 25, 2019

Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the emergency diesel generator (EDG) sets for two future US Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, CVN-80 (USS Enterprise) and CVN-81— which is yet to be named.

Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries...

July 5, 2018

US-based Sunrun is joining the ongoing effort to provide backup power solutions to homes in Puerto Rico after the devastating hurricanes that hit the Caribbean last September.

Sunrun is now offering its lithium battery systems integrated with solar panels for homes...

July 4, 2018

A total of 83.5 megawatts (MW) of battery storage facilities aimed at providing backup power to emergency services are being set up in California.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved five lithium battery facilities projects proposed...

July 3, 2018

India’s Consul Neowatt has launched its first UPS dedicated to protecting the country’s automated teller machines (ATM) from power outages.

Consul said the ATMSure UPS, developed in its R&D facility in Pune, combines a management system and maintenance-free batteries....

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