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Caterpillar Electric Power - CAT® SOLAR DEMONSTRATION PROJECT POWERS IN BULK

In order to expand its power generation, IMEA Rantoul implemented a solar power project that generated remarkable results. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - RENTAL POWER PRODUCT LINE EXPANDS

Caterpillar announces expansion of the Cat® Rental Power product line with the introduction of the XQP1100, a 50/60 Hz switchable rental generator set. This new generator set also offers class-leading Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC) for reduced environmental impact. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - STANDBY POWER FOR TELIA HELSINKI DATA CENTER

Caterpillar announces that Telia, the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions, selected Cat® dealer Witraktor to deploy 12 Cat diesel generator sets to provide standby power capabilities at its new 34,340 square-meter (370,000 square-foot), 24 MW data center in Helsinki, Finland. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - TEN NEW LOW-EMISSIONS STANDBY POWER NODES

Caterpillar announces ten new standby power nodes for diesel generator sets available now to help customers in Western Europe and other global markets meet power needs and emissions targets with greater precision. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - INNOVATIVE ENERGY CONTAINER DESIGN

Caterpillar announces an innovative new 20-foot (6-meter) energy container for the Cat® C32 standby diesel generator set that reduces the on-site installation footprint for an enclosed power solution while minimizing packaging and shipping costs. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - FREE WEBINAR: 5 ESSENTIAL TIPS & TRICKS FOR SIZING

Generator set sizing is part science, part art. There are many variables to consider during
the selection process – location, footprint, types of load, distribution – just to name a few.
Help has arrived! Join us for this free webinar and learn how to quickly find the correct
generator set for your project.
Webinar topics include:
• Overview of t... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - SUPERSTORM EXPERIENCE PROMPTS BI-FUEL OPTION

In an event like Sandy, with a 10-day power outage, a bi-fuel system equipped with a multi-day tank of diesel fuel would provide full-time emergency power without having to fill the diesel fuel more than once. This bi-fuel solution should keep the City of Linden run ready for decades to come. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - PRODUCING POWER FOR MINNESOTA ENERGY STATION

Fairmont Energy Station installed four Cat G16CM34 generator sets in order to deliver faster, consistent power that could be used in unison with other methods. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - CAT® GENERATORS EXPAND POWER FOR NEW UTAH PLANT

Provo Power needed help reducing smog and emissions for their Utah Valley community. Using Cat generator sets, they constructed a new plant to produce cleaner air for the city. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - REMOTE ELECTRIC POWER MANAGEMENT WEBINAR

FREE one hour webinar. Learn how to achieve optimal efficiency, reduced costs, and minimized downtime using Cat® Connect remote monitoring. Join us live on June 13 or watch on-demand after that date. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - HOSPITAL SAVES MONEY AND SECURES EMERGENCY POWER

Cogeneration uses waste heat from gensets to provide hot water and ambient heating, to reduce total cost of ownership, saving money for patient care. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - Eye of the Storm

As the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix in 2007, Hurricane Matthew wrought widespread destruction and catastrophic loss of life during its journey across the western Atlantic. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - COMPANY PARALLELS CAT® POWER MODULES

The town of Chester, California was preparing for a 72-hour power shutdown so Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) could replace 41 power poles. PG&E contracted with their local Cat® dealer to provide temporary power to the town. Two Cat XQ2000 power modules and the necessary relays and transformers never missed a beat. Chester’s lights remained on and the aging poles were r... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - GEN SETS PROVIDE TEMPORARY POWER FOR USS MIDWAY

The USS Midway, the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the 20th century, is now a museum ship in San Diego harbor. When upgrading the ship’s electrical infrastructure, the staff looked for a temporary power partner to design and supply a total power solution. They chose Hawthorne Cat. Cat® rental gen sets powered the entire ship and ran the ticket booth on shore with... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - FARM USES BIOGAS GENSETS FOR COST-EFFICIENT POWER

Nong Rai Farm was seeking a means of tapping its biogas resources to fuel electrical generators for on-site power. The farm partners with the CP Group, one of the largest food suppliers in Thailand, operates a feeder operation for more than 30,000 hogs in Rayong, Thailand. Nong Rai Farm consumes approximately 200 kW of power for blowers, drying systems, and other auxiliary needs associat... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - UNINTERRUPTED POWER COVERAGE ACROSS EAST AFRICA

Nairobi-based Alan Dick East Africa is a major regional headquarters for the company, servicing Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Sudan – a combined area of more than 4 million square kilometres (1.5 million square miles). As a leading contractor in the development of telecommunications infrastructure, the company has built thousands of mobile sites in the region, with 1... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - RELIABLE POWER WITH STEADY UTILITY PRICES

The population in the Heber Valley grew 5 percent between 2010 and 2015. This growth has significantly increased the demand for electricity in the valley from new homes and commercial properties. Heber Light & Power uses peak load shaving with Cat gen sets to keep utility costs down while meeting the utility’s ever-growing need for power. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - RELIABLE OFF-GRID POWER FOR HARD-TO-REACH REGION

Isolated from the national grid, Boa Vista, Brazil required reliable power. The need for a unique solution, plus urgency, isolation, climate, and budget drove the selection of Cat C175-20 gen sets. The smaller footprint meant fewer gen sets, reducing construction costs, and custom engineering lowered the cost of installation and operation. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - CONVERTING WASTE GAS INTO POWER

One of the largest landfills in the U.S. faced strict California emission standards and limited space for a power system that could turn the methane gas from 31 million tons of waste into electricity. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - NO DROPPED CALLS AT PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX

Building managers worked closely with their local Cat® dealer to develop a backup system at the new $44.8-million Public Safety Complex, which includes three Cat C32 ACERT™ diesel generator sets and paralleling switchgear. The N+1 design ensures the power system is always available and utilizes two generator sets for a total of 2,000 kW of backup power. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - EMERGENCY BACKUP POWER RUNS LIFE-SAFETY SYSTEMS

Tift Regional Medical Center (TRMC) is Tift County’s largest employer, with more than 125 physicians covering 30 specialties. To ensure the campus has a continuous supply of power, even in crisis situations, TRMC requires emergency backup power for life-safety systems and other essential operations. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - UNIQUE SINGLE-SOURCE BACKUP POWER SOLUTION

Global Relay has experienced rapid growth in the past few years, necessitating the need to build its own state-of-the art data center. The company sought to create an environmentally friendly facility with a low- to zero-carbon footprint supported by cutting-edge green technologies. Global Relay also needed a robust, reliable backup power system, but one that was as ecologically friendly... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - POWERING THROUGH DISASTER

When Sandy’s storm surge reached New York City, it flooded streets, tunnels and subway lines and caused massive power outages throughout the city. Cat dealers across the country sent equipment, personnel, and other resources to help the affected areas. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - FARMERS SAVE CROPS WITH STANDBY RENTAL POWER

Harry Singh knows a power loss can damage his tomato crop, delay shipping, and cause spoilage. From sprinklers to packing and warehousing, Cat gen sets provide standby power for the entire operation. Your Cat dealer can customize any emergency power need. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - SCALABLE POWER WORKS WITH RECOVERED BIOGAS

Established in 1985, Guangzhou Zhujiang Brewery Group Co. Ltd. (GZBC) is a state-owned enterprise that brews, bottles and packages beer. With an annual production capacity of 15 million hectoliters, GZBC is the second largest brewery in China. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - EMERGENCY STANDBY POWER WITH FAST, STRONG SUPPORT

When UnityPoint Health in Peoria, Illinois, began an expansion in late 2014, a transformer caught on fire and compromised the power to the facility. The local utility company was unable to supply a replacement transformer for at least 3 or 4 days. Unity immediately thought of Altorfer Cat because they had delivered strong support after a string of tornadoes struck in the fall of 2013. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - 40 ACRES OF FLOWERS BLOOM IN SUB-ZERO TEMPERATURES

Rosa Flora greenhouse in Ontario, Canada, has expanded the use of alternative and renewable energy sources, while introducing other technologies and energy efficiency initiatives. Expanding its power generation business using Cat® gas-fueled generators is central to its approach. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - STANDBY POWER AS PART OF THE SCENERY

With the exotic scenery and the tropical climate of the Eastern Caribbean come storms and power outages. Interlink is the leading resort, hotel and high-end residential developer in the Caribbean, creating unique luxury homes in harmony with nature. The owners of these million dollar homes insist on the best of everything and top of the list is that they never lose power. Cat gensets and... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - SCOTT DATA CENTER TRUSTS CAT POWER TO PROTECT DATA

"Caterpillar has been in the business for a long time, so we're confident they're not going anywhere. When we're investing in equipment, product reliability and dealer support are primary drivers for us." - Scott Pollard, vice president of operations for Scott Data Center (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - PROVEN RELIABLE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Since 1928, Red Stripe lager has been brewed in Kingston, Jamaica and serves Caricom, Canada, the UK, the EU and the U.S. With their Cat® CHP system, they have achieved significant cost savings, environmental benefits, energy security, and overall efficiency in excess of 80%. The trust local Cat dealer for service and support. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - COGENERATION MADE THE UTILITY A STANDBY POWER.

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall, the Joint Meeting of Essex & Union Counties wastewater plant treated all the raw sewage that came into the facility during the storm. None of the treatment tanks overflowed, even when the nearby Elizabeth River and the Arthur Kill saltwater channel flowed in. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - TAKE CONTROL OF COSTS – AND PROFITS

Alberta Newsprint Company's decision to build its own power plant was driven by the rising cost of power from the grid. During peak periods when the price of power is high, excess power generated onsite is sold back to the grid at the higher price. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - MONTICELLO RELIES ON CAT® POWER

Monticello holds one of the country's oldest and largest collections of historic artifacts, preserving everything from 18th century paintings to Jefferson's riding boots and documents. High humidity levels and falling temperatures can damage the collection. See why they trust Cat® backup systems with this irreplaceable resource. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - RELIABLE POWER WITH LOW COST OF OPERATION

The Shanghai TCDC natural gas distributed generation project has Two Cat® G3520H gas engine gensets with a full load rating of 2,500, providing high reliability, efficiency, and low cost of operation and maintenance. The combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) system simultaneously provides power and chilled water, meeting all power and cooling needs. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - HOMESTEAD GREEN ENERGY BIOMASS FACILITY

Based in Plymouth, Indiana, Homestead Dairy has 1,800 milking cows and 1,700 cows come in from three nearby facilities for milking. Continued success increased cow manure and the odor was directly impacting the nearby residents. They decided to build a biomass waste-to-energy facility to convert the manure into electric power and Homestead Dairy partnered with local Cat® dealer, Mich... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - NEW CAT DG SERIES GAS GENERATOR SETS

Cat DG Series gas gen sets are ready for your small commercial and municipal application. From 30 to 150 ekW, they operate on natural gas or LP vapor and are available with optional sound-attenuated enclosures. The Cat EMCP 4.2 controller offers expanded protection and monitoring. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - G3512 NATURAL GAS GENERATOR SET: EMERGENCY STANDBY

The new Cat® G3512, the first natural gas generator set on the market engineered to meet a full suite of critical standby market requirements including NFPA 110 Level 1 Type 10 compatibility, a UL 2200 listing, as well as EPA and CSA certifications. Rated for standby power at 750 kW or 1000 kW at 60 Hz, the generator set is suitable for the emergency standby market in North America.... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - INSTALL GENERATOR SETS THAT GROW YOUR BUSINESS.

The Leamington/Kingsville area on the Southern Ontario shores of Lake Erie is the greenhouse capital of Canada, home to more than 1,600 acres of greenhouses and five major food processing plants. Over 60 percent of Ontario's greenhouses are located in this region, representing the largest concentration of greenhouses in North America. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - FLEXIBLE POWER OPTIONS FOR IRON ORE FACILITY

Roy Hill is Australia’s largest mining construction facility and home to the Marra Mamba iron ore deposit. Their mining project includes a mine, process plant, and heavy haul railway system. Cat dealer Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) supplies power to this desolate and demanding environment with Cat power modules. EPSA and Caterpillar worked together on the customized design,... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - SUSTAINABLE, RELIABLE, STANDBY POWER

Established in 1999, America Free Zone (AFZ) is a business project developed in Costa Rica, which is owned by the Víquez family. The organization is committed to providing each client with excellent services they have come to expect throughout the years. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - GENSET SOUND 101-TURN ON THE POWER, DOWN THE NOISE

Join us for a free one-hour live webinar to help you understand, apply, and control generator sound. Jim Carroll, Caterpillar Global Sound Solutions Technical Steward, will show you how sound behaves, how to quantify it, and how to control it. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - 100% UP TIME, ALL THE TIME

DataSpace has pioneered the Russian data center arena by offering reliable space, equipment, and bandwidth for leading Russian and multinational financial institutions and telecoms operating in Russia. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - Cat® power stands up to Hurricane Sandy

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated New York City and the Jersey Shore. But despite a storm surge more than 10 feet above normal, the Joint Meeting of Essex & Union Counties wastewater plant in Elizabeth, N.J., never shut down. Throughout the power outage the treatment facility operated on power produced by its onsite cogeneration facility. Cat® generator sets kept the facility... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - Biogas Project of the Year

Monogram Snacks makes beef jerky and pickled products, producing leftover oils and fats that need to be disposed of. To avoid incurring high monthly surcharges for processing wastewater they elected to start construction of an in-house wastewater pre-treatment facility. When the new clean energy plant began operating, they began funneling the waste stream downhill to an anaerobic digester. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - While the Local Grid Catches Up...

Finding reliable and cost-effective interim power solution in a developing area with an equally developing grid was the challenge. The solution – a Cat genset providing prime power for the whole facility, with a planned conversion to standby use when the power grid stabilizes. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - QUIET, CLEAN, RELIABLE POWER

Two separate power solutions using Cat® PVT110 thin-film solar panels, energy storage with controls and monitoring, and a Cat 3.3 backup gen set provide power and water for the camp. (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - COLLECTING TOMORROW’S ENERGY

Granger Energy Services was the first company in Michigan to make practical use of landfill gas for renewable energy production. They use methane gas to produce highly reliable, base-load power. With four Cat® G3520C gensets, Granger is able to produce annual energy savings equating to heat for more than 34,500 homes, and enough electricity to power more than 3,800 homes. And Cat ET... (read more)

Caterpillar Electric Power - FACILITY CONVERTS FOOD WASTE TO POWER

Harvest Power and Caterpillar are deploying a unique waste-to-energy solution in Orlando, Florida, turning food waste into power. The process uses anaerobic digestion to produce renewable biogas, which powers two Cat® generator sets that produce 5.4 MW of combined heat and power—enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes each year. (read more)

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06/04/2019

FREE one hour webinar. Learn how to achieve optimal efficiency, reduced costs, and minimized downtime using Cat® Connect remote monitoring. Join us live on June 13 or watch on-demand after that date.

05/15/2019

Caterpillar will showcase its targeted power solutions and expertise for data centers at 7×24 Exchange International’s 2019 Spring Conference, June 2-5, 2019, in Boca Raton, FL. Join as we sponsor the Welcome Reception on Sunday evening.

04/25/2019

"Transformerless uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems operate ungrounded during power transfer to a backup source, but a grounding design can accommodate the requirement of both grounded and ungrounded systems. "

04/10/2019

Electrical engineers should coordinate with mechanical engineers, architects, structural engineers, and others involved in the design of electrical rooms.

03/28/2019

"Some key trends have emerged in the energy efficiency market that are changing the priorities and focus of energy efficiency for commercial and municipal entities. "

03/14/2019

"Utilities companies are facing some big challenges as customers seek to become more self-reliant through the installation of on-site generation solutions. "

03/03/2019

Caterpillar Energy Solutions announces the Cat® G3512 generator set is now EPA Certified for use in Emergency and Non-Emergency Applications at 1 g/bhp-hr NOxemissions with improved power quality.

02/28/2019

When designing generator systems, electrical engineers must ensure that generators and the building electrical systems that they support are appropriate for the specific application.

02/20/2019

Summa Health, one of the largest healthcare provider systems in Ohio, has selected Ohio Cat to supply standby power solutions for the new 343,000-square-foot, seven-story Patient Tower Addition under construction at its Akron Campus.

01/31/2019

"Explore how to implement safe, code-compliant, and cost-effective emergency lighting systems. "

01/15/2019

Caterpillar Energy introduces the CG170B 50 Hz series of generator sets with increased power output from 1.3 – 2.3 MW, higher reliability and improved return on investment.

01/03/2019

Specifying a single product or system within a facility using a performance-based specification, when the design is subject to performance-based design (PBD), can fundamentally reduce the level of safety achieved.

12/20/2018

Despite an economic downturn, the use of renewable energy options has grown over the past few years.

12/06/2018

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the release of the new Cat® CG132B, the first natural gas generator set in its class engineered to meet an electrical efficiency of 43.5 percent.

11/21/2018

The future of your electrical system’s health rests in maintenance. A pragmatic approach is best to avoid potential shutdowns while ensuring everything runs smoothly.

11/08/2018

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. is pleased to announce the latest addition to its series of Cat® generator sets designed to deliver the lowest owning and operating costs in the market.

10/25/2018

Reliable backup power is critical to nuclear power plants (NPPs).

10/11/2018

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the introduction of six new ratings for the Cat® C32 ACERT™ diesel generator set for standby and mission-critical applications.

09/27/2018

Planned renovations and construction at High Point Regional Health over the next several years could not have been possible without a complete overhaul of the hospital's power and HVAC systems.

09/14/2018

PEORIA, IL - Caterpillar Inc. recently launched a National Accounts VIP Rental Program to better meet the temporary power needs of larger businesses operating in multiple regions.

08/30/2018

Life safety codes exist to ensure health care institutions are able to provide the highest quality of care.

08/15/2018

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. supplied a Cat® CG132-08 gas generator set to power a clean energy plant at Monogram Foods, which was recently recognized as the “Biogas Project of the Year” by the American Biogas Council.

08/10/2018

Join us for a free one-hour live webinar to help you understand, apply, and control generator sound. Jim Carroll, Caterpillar Global Sound Solutions Technical Steward, will show you how sound behaves, how to quantify it, and how to control it.

08/02/2018

Data centers have become increasingly important under the Industrial Internet of Things revolution. What are the most crucial considerations for the IT infrastructure of a data center?

07/19/2018

PEORIA, ILL. – Caterpillar Inc. today announced the introduction of the Cat® 3516E diesel generator set with a new 2,750 kW rating for 60 Hz standby applications.

07/03/2018

Cat® equipment has been involved in the construction and maintenance of sports venues for nearly 50 years. What many people don’t know, however, is that Cat Generator Sets also have a long history providing dependable power at sporting events.

06/20/2018

PEORIA, IL – Caterpillar Inc. announced the company has purchased the remaining interest in Intelligent Switchgear Organization, a joint venture with Eaton Corporation that develops switchgear, generator set controls, and automatic transfer switches.

06/07/2018

Caterpillar Inc. announced the release of the new Cat® CG132B, the first natural gas generator set in its class engineered to meet an electrical efficiency of 43.5 percent.

11/13/2017

New series of Cat® generator sets designed to deliver the lowest owning and operating costs in the market. The G3512H is the third of the H-Series product line now available for operation on natural gas fuel.

11/13/2017

In response to historic floods and immeasurable damage brought by this year’s Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria, Cat® Rental Power provided over 1,800 gensets to deliver over 1.44 GW of power.

11/11/2017

Caterpillar Inc. announced that the company has expanded its capabilities to deliver factory-tested custom enclosures and containerized solutions for diesel and gas electric generator sets produced in North America for the global power generation market.

11/08/2017

Caterpillar’s website upgrade enables users to narrow their searches for diesel power solutions to specific emissions and safety regulations within a selected country or region.

09/14/2017

Caterpillar Inc. today announced that its Cat® 3512C diesel generator set won Product of the Year from Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine in the Emergency, On-Site and Standby Power category.

08/25/2017

POWER magazine awards top performers in power generation. New this year is the Commercial & Industrial Generation category for onsite, self-generation facilities. The Tucson Proving Ground microgrid was featured in the magazine as part of their award.

07/17/2017

Five new 50-Hz standby power nodes for the Cat® 3516C diesel generator set that expand Caterpillar’s ability to help customers in Western Europe and other global markets specify solutions that meet power needs and emissions targets with more precision.

05/16/2017

Cat® XQ125 mobile diesel generator set is rated at 125 kVA for prime operation. The new product meets Tier 4 Final emission standards while improving fuel efficiency and optimizing productivity for rental operations in the United States and Canada.