Backup Power for Manufacturing Facilities

Backup Power for Manufacturing Facilities



Cat® G3412C CHP System Powers Connecticut Manufacturer PEPCO

Cat® dealer, H.O. Penn, partners with their customer, Plainville Electrical Products Company, to save on utility costs while developing new control systems in Bristol, Connecticut.

Matching supply with demand.

When your lines aren't moving, you're not making money. You need power that will keep you in production and keep you efficient. Cat standby generators run with low owning and operating costs so you can maximize profit by minimizing electrical expenses.

Find permanent or temporary standby power for manufacturing facilities to keep up with your manufacturing or planned outage schedule. Our team will make installation and preventive maintenance easy — giving you the power to improve how you work.

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Many industrial facilities such as manufacturing plants, refineries and regional district heating plants reduce operating costs by implementing a Cat combined heat and power (CHP) system (also known as cogeneration

Cat CHP Systems offer:
- Energy efficiency up to 90 percent
- Reduced emissions and energy costs versus separate heat
  and electrical generation systems

Many industrial facilities benefit financially via distributed generation (DG). Especially true when any of the following apply:
- The local electric grid is unreliable
- Natural gas is an inexpensive alternative to grid electricity
- Generator sets can be applied during peak times of day to avoid
  high electrical utility demand charges, known as peak shaving.

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Caterpillar provides customized CHP system package proposals, including the required mechanical equipment and controls to capture and transfer the engine thermal energy to an industrial facility. In addition, Caterpillar offers exhaust emissions aftertreatment for highly regulated emission environments and utility grade Cat paralleling switchgear to sell excess electricity generated to the local electric grid.


there has been an increasing move toward natural gas fueled standby power systems in recent years. Typically installed with an automatic transfer switch (ATS) or paralleling switchgear control for multiple generators, these power systems sense utility outages and automatically start the backup power system and transfer power to the emergency source. When normal grid power returns, the control system automatically shuts down the emergency generator.


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