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Cat® Energy Control System (ECS)
Cat® Energy Control System (ECS)

Cat® Energy Control System (ECS)

Evolving energy demands, regulations, and technologies can be complicated. Your energy controls shouldn’t be. The new Cat® ECS range offers a series of integrated, connected, and scalable controllers which enables customers to flexibly manage their energy needs, from single generators to cohesive full-site microgrid solutions which link multiple assets. All in a modern and easy-to-use interface.

The Cat ECS Range

As the energy ecosystem evolves, so does the need for distributed generation resources and the innovative solutions necessary to manage them. Designed by Caterpillar’s network of global engineering experts for a changing regulatory environment and more control of advanced energy systems, the portfolio meets most major grid requirements and utilizes simple, scalable architecture, which allows customers to layer additional functionality and serviceability in line with changing energy needs.

Wherever you are on your energy journey, and whatever the future may bring, this updated energy control system has the flexibility, scalability, and connectivity to support your operation.

The range includes:

  • Cat ECS 100 – a powerful standby control system
  • Cat ECS 200 – for genset paralleling, cogeneration systems, balance of plant control, and grid code
  • Cat ECS 300 – for utility breaker control and complex applications
  • Cat ECS 400 – for full microgrid supervisory control

As with all Cat products, our global network of dealers is the best in the business, and experts are available locally to provide full product support, including a warranty, training, and service.

Be confident your site has a reliable control system that is future-proof and able to work with your existing assets throughout the energy transition.

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Features & Benefits

The new controllers meet new global grid code and regulatory requirements, including UL 6200, and are powerful enough to meet future ones. Factory-engineered to ensure compatibility and a consistent customer experience with on-site power products, the Cat ECS controllers include an innovative plug-and-play feature to make installation and commissioning of additional modules faster.

The new system, offering faster communication and a modern user interface, provides a simple solution for energy management. The energy control system also offers warnings, automatic shutdown, voltage data, and event history while engine protection monitors fluids, temperature, and gas pressure.
 

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SIMPLICITY

A new color touchscreen for a more intuitive user experience and simplified control, customizable to your specific business needs.           

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FLEXIBILITY

User-defined tasks, integrated programmable logic controller (PLC) functionality, and additional remote human-machine interfaces (HMIs) for greatly enhanced flexibility, safety, and site monitoring.

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CONNECTIVITY

Full integration via Cat Connect services, with performance insights to ensure optimum engine efficiency and greater remote monitoring.

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COMPATIBILITY

Innovative plug-and-play system, compatible with your existing on-site power products for faster, easier installation and commissioning of additional features.

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COMPLIANCY

Compliance with UL 2200 3rd edition requirements and major global grid code requirements, including USA (IEEE1547), Germany (VDE 4110) and European Standards (EN 50549).

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SAFETY

Full automatic mains failure functionality featuring 3-phase generator, mains voltage sensing, and breaker transfer pair control. 

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SCALABILITY

With options for expanded functionality, you can build your energy management system from a single generator to cohesive site-level solutions by simple modular upgrades.

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SERVICEABILITY

Our global network of dealers is on hand to provide you with full product support, warranty, training, and servicing. 

 

 

Cat ECS Models

Now Available: The Cat ECS 100

The first in the series of new controllers, the Cat ECS 100 has been released on new standby, gas (fast-response), and prime power gensets in select regions.

The Cat ECS 100 offers a range of features to enhance the dealer and customer experience including:

  • Intuitive 8-inch color smart-screen navigation, customized to customers’ needs
  • Enhanced programmable logic controller (PLC) functionality
  • Four optional remote human machine interfaces (HMIs) for greatly enhanced site monitoring, flexibility, and safety
  • Compatibility with Cat Connect and Product LinkTM devices
  • Full automatic mains failure functionality featuring 3-phase generator, mains voltage sensing, and breaker transfer pair control
  • Integrated annunciator function to meet requirements of NFPA 110 for simplified site regulatory compliance
  • Compliance with UL 2200 3rd Edition standard, including UL 6200 functional safety requirements
  • Ethernet Modbus TCP for external communications
  • Multi-language support
  • Three programmable security levels
     

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Now Available: The Cat ECS 200

The Cat ECS 200 builds upon the features of the Cat ECS 100 and enables paralleling of up to 32 generator sets.

The ECS 200 offers a range of features to enhance the dealer and customer experience including:

  • Intuitive 8-inch color smart-screen navigation, customized to customers’ needs
  • Four optional remote human machine interfaces (HMIs) for greatly enhanced site monitoring, flexibility, and safety
  • Compatibility with Cat Connect and Product LinkTM devices
  • Full automatic mains failure functionality featuring 3-phase generator, mains voltage sensing, and breaker transfer pair control
  • Integrated annunciator function to meet requirements of NFPA 110 for simplified site regulatory compliance
  • Compliance with UL 2200 3rd Edition standard, including UL 6200 functional safety requirements
  • Ethernet Modbus TCP for external communications
  • Multi-language support
  • Lockout security provision to assure platform integrity with five programmable security levels
  • IVR or CDVR voltage regulation compatibility
  • Automatic/manual synchronization
  • Dead bus arbitration
  • Real and reactive load sharing
  • Support for ring network configuration
  • Load sense/load demand
  • Load shed/load add
  • Failsafe adaptive load sharing/droop operation

* Balance of Plant (BOP) control and grid-code capabilities to be announced.
 

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Cat ECS Technical Information

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Cat ECS Launch Video

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"As the energy landscape evolves, power systems are becoming increasingly complex, utilizing multiple energy sources and grid interfaces. The Cat ECS provides the integration, scalability, and connected features to maximize power system performance while also simplifying specification, installation, and operation.”

Jason Kaiser, Senior Vice President for Caterpillar Electric Power Division

 

 


 

Press Release

Next-Generation Cat Energy Control System (ECS) Provides Integrated, Connected Platform to Fully Leverage Advanced Power System Capabilities

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Cat® Energy Control System (ECS) Press Release
Cat® Energy Control System (ECS) Press Release

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