Caterpillar Electric Power
When Super Storm Sandy hit New Jersey in 2012, 8.5 million people were left without power. 11 billion gallons of sewage flowed into rivers, streams, and coastal waters. Cat G3516 gas engines held firm against the storm.
Cat® diesel generator sets for North America, ranging from 650 kW to 3100 kW, have been certified to meet all published editions of the International Building Code's (IBC) seismic provisions - and enclosed models from 650 kW to 1000 kW have received certification for compliance with wind load conditions.
Built in 1920, the Fairmont Energy Station (FES) has long been responsible for delivering reliable and affordable power to 6,000 customers in southern Minnesota. In an effort to add operating flexibility and increase reliability at FES, SMMPA worked with Caterpillar to implement a plan for generating 25 MW of power from four Cat G16CM34 generator sets
To convert the Appin and Tower coal mines into this significant power-generating resource, Energy Developments Ltd. (EDL), based in Brisbane, Queensland, looked to Caterpillar to provide a total of 94 Cat® G3516 natural-gas-fueled generator sets driven by lean-burn, low-emission reciprocating engines.