Cat® gas generator sets can simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for a facility's thermal requirements. Any Cat natural gas-fueled engine can be configured specifically for applications involving heat recovery.
Nearly two-thirds of the energy used by conventional electricity generation is wasted in the form of heat discharged to the atmosphere. Additional energy is wasted during the distribution of electricity to end users. By capturing and using heat that would otherwise be wasted, and by avoiding distribution losses, CHP can achieve efficiencies of over 80 percent, compared to 50 percent for typical technologies (i.e., conventional electricity generation and an on-site boiler).
At Caterpillar, we recognize the need for environmentally friendly energy solutions. The industry continues to see increasing carbon reduction targets, and we are committed to helping you meet those goals. We have a variety of combined heat and power (CHP) products and services in place to support your efforts in reducing your company’s carbon footprint.
We will work with your team as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides significant tax incentives and credits covering the development of new or upgraded energy facilities helping to foster carbon reduction globally. The Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a newer incentive for installing CHP systems. We are ready to help you with this opportunity while we strive toward being more energy efficient.
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