Ideal Township

Crow Wing County - Minnesota

Standby Generator Installed

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Ideal Township Installs Standby Generator

In a further effort to improve public safety for residents, the Ideal Township Board of Supervisors has added a significant improvement to the Ideal Community Center. On October 19, representatives of the Township and the Ideal Community Service Organization (ICSO) gathered to witness the official in-service date of a standby generator. The generator is a result of a partnership between the Township, the ICSO, and the National Joint Powers Alliance.

The generator is part of the Township’s initiative to improve public safety in response to recent extreme weather events in the area. These events have caused widespread & extended power outages.

Having a standby generator at the Community Center means that the Township government and the fire department can function uninterrupted in the event that there is a power outage. It also allows the Community Center to become a safe harbor where residents could obtain water, charge mobile devices, or even seek shelter after a damaging storm.

The generator was procured and installed with the help of Generator Power Systems of Baxter, Evergreen Electric of Merrifield, and Artic Air of Ideal Township. The 60kw Kohler generator has sufficient capacity to power the community center and keep all systems operating. Of particular importance is to keep all the fire equipment from freezing during cold weather.
This project is part of a comprehensive public safety program that includes the Ideal Volunteer Fire Department, the Ideal First Responder Team, two outdoor emergency sirens that were installed recently, and now the standby generator.

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