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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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May 7, 2018

Authorities in New Delhi are reportedly behind moves to clear the city’s rooftops of diesel gensets as part of a buildings safety drive.

New Delhi Municipal Council wants the gensets removed because “they have been identified as the main cause of building collapse” in a...

April 2, 2018

Western Australia (WA) has given the go-ahead to trial a major standalone power systems (SPS) project that uses a combination of renewable energy, batteries and backup diesel generators to shore up power supplies.

Renewables storage firm Vsun Energy, a subsidiary of eme...

April 2, 2018

Florida's governor has signed legislation that requires emergency generators to be on standby at every nursing home and assisted living facility (ALFs) in the US state.

Governor Rick Scott had directed the Florida Agency for Health Care Adm...

February 21, 2018

The US has launched a government department to combat threats to the country’s energy infrastructure.

Energy secretary Rick Perry said the new Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response (CESR) would be based at the Department of Energy (DOE).


February 15, 2018

A US federal court has ruled that delayed energy efficiency standards for uninterruptible power supply systems and a range of other products must go into effect across the country.

According to standards drawn up by the US Department of Energy (DOE) under the former Oba...

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