Caterpillar is a leading developer of highly efficient medium-speed engine power plants, with more than 4,500 MW installed worldwide. We can support power plant output capacities ranging from 2 to more than 200 MW and burn the fuels most accessible to you:
Our world-class solutions offer efficiencies that can be improved even further with combined cycle solutions.
Cat® medium-speed generator sets meet your power generation demands – large or small, urban or rural, simple or complex.
When selecting a prime mover technology for your power plant, please consider the following features and benefits associated with medium speed reciprocating generator set technology:
You need a high-performing system, adaptable to any spatial constrictions and energy requirements. Cat power plants are easily scaled to fit your facility footprint. We provide systems to improve efficiency and reduce costs and environmental impact across multiple industries.
Provides your community, city, state or country with the stable electricity upon which they rely to carry out their normal day-to-day activities without interruption.
Stay ahead of customers’ needs during times of high power demand with single or multi-engine plants that provide the occasional extra boost of power needed to support the grid. Example: during extreme heat and cold temperatures causing unusually high use of electricity
Industrial firms need reliable, uninterrupted electricity to power their daily production. Self-generation is a popular option in which they build and operate their own power plant to ensure a constant supply of power is available for their process without relying on the local grid when it is unstable, unreliable, too expensive or simply too far away. Examples: mining, cement and textile industries
Whether your primary source of power is wind farms or photovoltaic, you need extra assurance for those times when the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining to keep up with demand. Our power systems maintain flexible dispatch control, fast load response and unlimited starts.
Reduce the cost of meeting the thermal load (heating and cooling) demands of your process facility, while providing for most or all of your electricity needs. CHP total plant efficiency can exceed 90%.
Baseload applications can benefit from higher efficiencies and capacity by adopting a combined cycle configuration which converts waste heat to generate additional electricity.
Liquid fuels and renewables
When your power generation application requires liquid fuel operation on diesel, distillate fuel oil, crude oil or heavy fuel oil, we can deliver durable, world-class products, experience and the flexibility to support the selection, development, engineering, installation and maintenance of your oil-fueled power generation asset.
Our medium-speed engine natural gas power plants are engineered to meet your specific application requirements, including power generation for peaking, CHP, spinning reserve, wind load-following, grid support, ancillary services and black start capabilities. We provide you with clean, efficient power, optimizing efficiency and minimizing environmental impact.
Our power plants can reliably operate on biofuels, including vegetable oils and animal fats. Through the use of these renewable fuels, you are able to lower emissions, reduce greenhouse gases, maximize fuel diversity and support your attainment of local, national and international renewable energy targets.