Customer Stories


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.

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Alberta Newsprint Customer Story

Bringing reliable, off-grid power to hard-to-reach region in Brazil.

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.

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Cat C175-20 gen sets

75% Of Residents With No Electricity

Myanmar had one of the lowest electrification rates in the world and development increased demand. A major energy crisis left millions of residents without electricity. A high-quality and high-performance power plant was needed quickly. MSP Cat and Caterpillar delivered 13 Cat CG260 gas generator sets and additional installation components. The $46.5 million project was completed on time, and the 50 MW power plant is supporting the national power grid.

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The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power

Power Plants

Power Plants

From a complete power plant project to a simple equipment supply agreement, Cat® gen sets offer a full range, fuel options, support services, and more. With more than 4,500 MW installed worldwide and capacities ranging from 2 to more than 200 MW, we’re ready to help you power up.

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Electric Power products

Electric Power products

Any size or shape. In any regulatory environment. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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Surge Protector: Pump Stations Prevent Flooding

Three permanent canal closure and pump stations will be completed this year as the final major post-Katrina improvements to the New Orleans area levee system, nearly 12 years after they broke resulting one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. The pump stations rely on Cat® power to pump rainwater from each canal at a rate that keeps water levels low enough to avoid another disaster.

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Power Systems Training

Your Cat® dealer is the best resource to help you meet your energy needs in terms of products, service, and skills acquisition. Work with your local Cat dealer to get the best training and support for the life of your products.

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Electric Power Application Center

SpecSizer evaluates load types, collects data and organizes it to help you select the generator set that’s best for you. Find product comparisons, technical data, product sizing and more using our technical information portal (TIP) specifically created for consultants, architects, engineers, and owners. Check out these valuable resources now at our Application Center!

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Electric Power Social Media

Check out the Cat® Electric Power social media page for the latest news, preventive maintenance tips, and product and show announcements.

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Cat® Dealers Make the Difference

Your Cat dealer is committed to maximizing your success, helping you get the most out of your operations with site-level solutions, service and support.

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Project Financing

No project is the same - from the application to the power need. That’s why we offer a range of project financing options.

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Electric Power News

Read the latest electric power news and articles relating to Cat electric power products by people in the know, on topics that matter to your business.

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