Generators for the Mining Industry

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Cat® Electric Power is refining the mining industry

Powering your need for exploration, construction, or IPP services, Cat® Electric Power keeps your mine in full operation, while minimizing environmental impact. Your Cat dealer can deliver power solutions customized to fit your needs and sustainability goals.

Power you can run into the ground.

Cat products such as natural gas generator sets, advanced hydrogen generator sets, microgrids, and hybrid solutions support the global energy transition. When you need reliable continuous or temporary power, or a combined heat and power solution, far from any available grid, count on Cat generators for mining to provide electricity. We engineer our generators to keep your operation running efficiently, while protecting the health of your crew and the environment.

The Caterpillar team customizes and installs systems for every mining phase. Products can produce electricity using hydrogen, natural gas, mixed gas solutions, and solar power. Microgrids allow you to mix renewable, grid, and generated power to supply your site. Our smart energy storage solutions offer additional ways to reduce costs and dependence on the utility grid.

Find the broadest lineup of equipment to cover your greatest power needs. And with our global team of experts, we’ll maintain your power source with genuine Cat parts and service — wherever you are in the world.

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Maximizing Available Fuel Resources at Mining Sites

Mine operators around the world have found that natural gas power generator sets can reliably support the operations associated with mining minerals like copper, iron ore, gold, and silver. Natural gas generator sets offer increased fuel efficiency and 34% lower greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel. Gas power generator sets provide the opportunity for combined heat and power generation, capturing waste heat and saving even more. Our advanced hydrogen generator sets offer comparable durability and ease of maintenance. Available in different configurations, the units can run on a mixed hydrogen and natural gas blend.

Cat dealers support your mining operation by offering:
- World-class load transient response capability with
  power plant design and logistics support
- On-site maintenance and repair services

For coal mining operations, coal mine methane (CMM), Caterpillar has developed gas generators specifically for CMM gas. Implementing methods to use this gas as an alternative fuel can help:
- Improve mine safety
- Mitigate carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere
- Reduce electricity costs and generate revenue

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Many mining operations take place in remote parts of the world where access to large electric utility feeds are unavailable or require significant investments in electrical transmission and distribution. Many sites have easier access to a natural gas power system infrastructure. For coal mines, CMM emissions can be significantly decreased through the recovery and use of drained gas. 

Cat generator sets and power systems respond to the needs of the mining industry on its journey to go green.

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