For Worldwide Release: August 25, 2017
Release Number: EEPR1117

PEORIA, ILL. – Caterpillar Inc. today announced that the microgrid installation at its Tucson Proving Ground won the inaugural Commercial & Industrial Generation award from POWER magazine.   

For more than four decades, POWER magazine has annually awarded the top performers in power generation in a variety of categories. New this year, the Commercial & Industrial Generation category sought to recognize onsite, self-generation facilities that do not primarily sell into a wholesale market. As a part of the award win, the Tucson Proving Ground microgrid was featured in a three-page spread in POWER magazine. 

“We added solar photovoltaic panels to the existing generator sets at Tucson Proving Ground in order to reduce our dependence on diesel fuel and align with Caterpillar’s sustainability objectives,” said Rob Schueffner, Commercial Manager for Caterpillar's Global Power Solutions Division. “Tucson Proving Ground successfully launched our microgrid solution to the global market and is a great example of a self-generation facility — as noted by POWER magazine.”  

Cat® microgrid solutions integrate environmentally friendly solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, and advanced monitoring and control systems with Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches.

Caterpillar is a leader in the power generation marketplace with power systems engineered to deliver unmatched durability, reliability and value. The company offers worldwide product support, with parts and service available globally through the Cat authorized service and dealer network. In addition, dealer service technicians are trained to service every aspect of Cat equipment.

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