An installed group of gas generator sets from 100-4500 ekW
An installed group of gas generator sets from 100-4500 ekW

Cat® Gas Generators from 100-4500 eKW

 

 

Gas generator sets are the perfect technology to help you prepare for the unexpected, lower your energy bills, and reduce your total cost of ownership.

Cat Electric Power has been manufacturing high quality gensets for nearly a century. With Cat® gas generators, you get more than power. You get peace of mind from Caterpillar’s experience and expertise, backed up by the local support of our global dealer network.  

How Choosing a Cat Gas Generator can Benefit Your Business

  • Reliability and Resiliency  Gas gensets provide dependable power and high performance, and Cat gensets are engineered to provide unmatched reliability. Using pipeline natural gas rather than diesel means you don’t have to worry about running out of fuel when the unexpected happens, which protects your investments and gives your customers peace of mind.
  • Meet Your Emissions Goals – Natural gas produces three times lower NOx emissions relative to diesel, as well as sharply reducing CO2 and sulphur dioxide, reducing total emissions and helping you meet ESG goals.
  • Save on Energy Costs – Natural gas fuels cost less than diesel, meaning a lower total fuel cost over the life of your genset. You can also leverage your genset for other purposes, such as peak shaving and demand response programs, potentially resulting in additional savings and income.
  • Flexibility in Fuel and Application – Flexible by design in both application and operation, our gas range meets the challenges of any application and can run on diverse fuels— propane, pipeline natural gas, hydrogen blends of up to 25%, or biogas. Whether the application is continuous power or island mode operation, with your choice of fuel, this product range offers true choice.       
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Solutions for any Application


Cat gas generator sets provide reliable and efficient power across a range of applications and can run on various gaseous fuels including natural gas, biogas from landfills and digesters, coal gas, propane, and alternative fuels.

You may need to deliver prime or continuous power to grids or facilities to keep your operations running as long as needed. You may need to provide fast response to bring power on quickly when grids fail, or power demands rise. Or, you may be providing standby power capability, knowing failure is not an option. Whatever the application, dependable Cat gas solutions give you peace of mind and provide the power to keep business going.

Combined Heat and Power

Boost efficiency and power resilience using Cat gas generator sets in combined heat and power (CHP) applications to ensure you get the reliable power you need to keep your business running while also lowering energy costs.

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COMBINED HEAT AND POWER
COMBINED HEAT AND POWER

Cat gas gensets help convert biogas to clean energy

Learn how Cat biogas generator sets provide economical and sustainable power for agricultural farms, wastewater treatment, landfills, and other industries.

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BIOGAS Generator Sets
BIOGAS Generator Sets

Hydrogen Ready Power Solutions

Caterpillar is continuing to invest in hydrogen technology to deliver more sustainable products to our customers. We have gensets capable of operating on 100% hydrogen and also have products capable of operating on natural gas blended with up to 25% hydrogen.

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Gas products as part of microgrids

Gas gensets make an ideal anchor for a microgrid. These systems combine renewables, gensets, energy storage systems, and sophisticated controls to ensure you have a resilient and cost-efficient power supply.

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Microgrid system, solar panels, gen sets, energy storage, wind turbines
Microgrid system, solar panels, gen sets, energy storage, wind turbines

Dependable Power On Demand

Caterpillar offers Fast Response gas generator sets engineered to deliver unmatched performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.

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Fast Response gas generator sets
Fast Response gas generator sets

Designed to Support Demand Response

What is demand response?

When electricity demand soars (and so do prices), generating power can be expensive. With your generator set, you can transfer some or all of a facility’s load from the grid to your own asset. You may also have the opportunity to sell the power your gas generator is producing.

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What are the financial benefits?

Cat natural gas generators are designed for demand response programs, which offer potential monetary benefits. Demand response programs offered by utilities compensate large energy users for producing extra power during high consumption, such as during extremely hot or cold weather or after work and school hours. Utilities pay users in demand response programs for generating extra power during peak consumption times and exporting it to the grid.

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Why is demand response important?

The electrification of society is adding significant increases in energy demand. The traditional model—large, centralized fossil fuel power plants—isn’t fast or flexible enough to keep up with demand. As the threat of utility power outages increases for many areas of the world, demand response participants can reduce demand on the utility supply in the event of a utility grid emergency.

Demand response programs combined with natural gas generators could be the perfect combination for your energy needs.

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Tools to help you take the next step

Ready to find the best possible solution for you? See our suggested next steps!

What Size Product Do You Need?

SpecSizer is a tool to help you define your site and load requirements and then recommends a gas product to best meet your needs. This is ideal for complex and larger projects.

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Electric Power SpecSizer

Check Available Inventory

View our available inventory for both diesel and gas products. You can view the full list of features for each inventory unit as well as download the matching technical information.

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Search Available Stock

Configure Your Gas Genset

The generator set configurator allows you to view all available features for your chosen model and build the perfect generator for your needs. You can even download configuration-specific documents and drawings. 

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Configure Your Generator
Configure Your Generator

Find Your Local Dealer

Not sure where to start? No problem! Your local Cat dealer can understand your project needs and work with you to determine the best possible solution. 

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Still researching? 

The resources below have been chosen to help you make your decision.

Gas Energy Solutions: Benefits & Challenges

THE JOURNEY TO A REDUCED-CARBON FUTURE webinar discusses in detail the benefits and potential challenges of gas solutions vs. other alternative fuel types. It also explores the benefits of microgrids, energy storage, and Energy as a Service (EaaS). 

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GAS ENERGY SOLUTIONS: BENEFITS & CHALLENGES
GAS ENERGY SOLUTIONS: BENEFITS & CHALLENGES

Fuel Options

THE FUELING YOUR SOLUTIONS webinar highlights and debunks popular misconceptions about diesel and gas generator sets. It also provides updates on the latest Cat products. 

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FUELING YOUR SOLUTIONS: THE RIGHT GENSET FOR YOUR SITE
FUELING YOUR SOLUTIONS: THE RIGHT GENSET FOR YOUR SITE

Start with Gas; Finish with Savings

This 10-minute podcast summarizes the key financial benefits in choosing a gas solution. The bottom line: you can save money throughout the lifetime of owning your product.  

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Start with Gas; Finish with Savings
Start with Gas; Finish with Savings

Demand Response: Doing more with your power generation assets

This 7-minute podcast listen helps you understand how you can monetize your power generation asset for further financial benefits! 

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Demand Response: Doing more with your power generation assets
Demand Response: Doing more with your power generation assets

We’ve Done This Before

We’ve seen the benefits first hand. We have nearly a century of power generation experience and today Cat Electric Power delivers solutions to customers worldwide, creating positive economic, environmental, and social impact. Read the testimonials to find out how.

Meat Processor Controls Energy Costs With Cat Power System

The family-run Zakrzewscy plant needed a solution to rapidly rising electricity rates. With a 1 MW Cat natural gas genset and a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system, they reduced costs and uncertainty.

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Zakrzewscy Meat Processor
Zakrzewscy Meat Processor

Puratos Supports Corporate Sustainability Initiatives With Cogeneration

This food producer made a bold commitment to be carbon neutral by 2025 and cut water usage 25% by 2030. Their Cat dealer helped them get there with gas power generation and CHP.

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Puratos food producer
Puratos food producer

Data Center Receives Reliable Power With Low Cost Of Operation

When a Shanghai data center needed absolutely dependable power with cooling and reduced emissions, Cat gas power met their needs and reduced their operating costs.

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ENN Energy Service Data Center, Shanghai
ENN Energy Service Data Center, Shanghai

Determine Your Fuel Choice: Natural Gas vs. Diesel

If you need a power solution but still aren’t sure if gas is the right choice for you, view our quick and simple comparison below.

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Natural gas generator set installation

Natural Gas

  • Lower emissions: Natural gas fuels produce lower NOx, sulphur dioxide, and CO2 than diesel.
  • Long-term savings: There are typically lower average fuels costs with gas products, lowering your total cost of ownership.
  • Fuel versatility: Many Cat generator sets can be configured to use propane, natural gas blended with hydrogen, and other low-emission fuels. Facilities which produce organic waste can even route the gases to their generator sets as fuel for even greater savings.
  • Savings from CHP: With combined heat and power (CHP), excess heat from natural gas generators can be safely captured and used for building heating or to heat water, thereby saving energy.
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Diesel generator set installation

Diesel

  • Lower initial investment: Typically, diesel generator sets require lower up-front investment.
  • Small and powerful: Diesel power solutions generally accept transient loads better than gas products, especially with larger load steps.
  • Mobile products: There is a wider range of diesel mobile products available for easy transporting and fast installation.
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Gas vs. Diesel webinar
For a detailed comparison, watch our webinar.
 

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The Cat® Dealer Network

Get the most out of your gas genset investment with unmatched, expert support from the Cat dealer network. With 155 dealers worldwide, you can count on access to the parts and services you need, no matter where or how you work. 
 

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Cat Connect for Electric Power

Know how your operation is running from anywhere. Cat Connect gives you the information you need to make well-informed, timely decisions.

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Brochures and Testimonials

We have an Information Library of product literature, white papers, customer stories, and more. Find what you’re looking for.

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Generator Set Sizing Calculators

Caterpillar Electric Power now has two tools available for sizing gensets in any application. 

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Dealer Locator

Your Cat dealer is committed to maximizing your success, helping you get the most out of your operations with site-level solutions, service and support.

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Electric Power Newsletter

Get the latest information on Cat products and industry topics focused on helping you get the most from your investment. 

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Electric Power News

Read the latest electric power news and articles relating to Cat electric power products by people in the know, on topics that matter to your business.  

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