On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power

EGSA's On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power book is usually referred to as the reference book or the "bible" of the industry. Since the introduction of the first edition in 1990, people from every aspect of On-Site Power Generation have relied on this book to learn more about the theory and technologies of the components that comprise an on-site electrical generator system.  

On-Site Power Generation has been updated for the fifth time. This book contains the most complete and up-to-date technical information covering on-site electrical power generation.

5th Edition

The Fifth Edition of this easy-to-read reference book contains application guides for virtually all phases of on-site power generation equipment, from the various types of prime movers and their accessories to electrical fundamentals and alternators, from enclosures to switchgear, controls, and everything in between.


What's New in the 5th Edition?

On-Site Power Generation has been revised to include the most current technology and practices. Most of the 39 chapters of the 4th edition were updated with considerable new information. The 5th edition has 47 chapters. Whereas the 4th edition contained 600 pages, the 5th edition has over 700 pages. The following completely new chapters have been added: 

  • Large Liquid-Cooled Spark Ignited Engines 
  • Fuel  Systems – Bi-Fuel
  • Landfill Gas for Power Generation
  • Engine Preheating Systems
  • Batteries & Engine Starting Systems  
  • Network Communications
  • Seismic Design 
  • Generator Set Sizing
  • Generator Power & Switching the Neutral Conductor
  • Power Management

Click here to see a listing of all chapter titles.


Who Can Use this Book?


Anyone with a desire to understand more about on-site power generator systems, including:


People entering the on-site power generation industry         Technicians 
Engineers  Users of generator sets
Designers Component Manufacturers 
Marketing and sales personnel Technical colleges and their power generation students 
Service managers Generator set manufacturers
Specifying engineers Distributors and dealers
Facility Managers Power generation instructors

The 5th edition will especially useful to technicians preparing for the Apprentice and Journeyman EGSA Technician Certification tests.

Leading manufacturers and distributors include a copy of On-Site Power Generation with their own training materials and handouts to ensure their attendees have all the relevant information that they are likely to need in their power generation careers.

Whether you're a manufacturer, seller or buyer of power generation equipment - or just learning how to make the most of your own on-site power installation - you'll find On-Site Power Generation: A Comprehensive Guide to On-Site Power to be an indispensable resource.


This is The On-Site Power Generation book; it’s all here, all in one place.


What Does It Cost?


The 5th edition of On-Site Power Generation is now available at a great low price.
EGSA Members: just $125 
Non-members: $225.
Quantity discounts available.
You can expect to receive your copy within 5 – 12 business days of your order acceptance at EGSA (continental US only).


Download an information sheet and order form.