Because the industry has shifted toward natural gas gensets, Caterpillar Energy Solutions developed the Cat G3520, the first US EPA certified natural gas generator set at 2 and 2.5 MW power output. It has been operating during Heber’s field-follow study for a year at an altitude of 5,600 feet.
“One of the benefits of testing gas generators at the Heber location is subjecting them to some extreme conditions during the field-follow,” says Shane Minor, utility, governmental, and international sales representative at local Cat dealer Wheeler Power Systems. “The units ran at 103° F in the summer and at 10° F in the winter at various humidity levels and the performance has not been impacted.”
Heber Light & Power uses Cat gas generator sets to offset high utility costs, supporting peaking and other strategies to deliver high efficiency, power quality protection, and market price stability. These factors help utilities like Heber Light & Power improve their financial position, differentiate their service, and support community economic growth.
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