Auxiliary generator

What is Auxiliary generator?

Auxiliary generator meaning A generator at the electric plant site that provides power for the operation of the electrical generating equipment itself, including related demands such as plant lighting, during periods when the electric plant is not operating and power is unavailable from the grid. A black start generator used to start main central station generators is considered to be an auxiliary generator.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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