Canadian Mining Journal


POWER: Cut costs with reliable Cat micro-grids

Take total control of your power system and cut costs with Cat’s Microgrid system.

PEORIA, Ill. – The Cat Microgrid system is the recipient of the 2017 Power magazine commercial and industrial generation award. The system contains both photovoltaic solar modules and energy storage.

Here are some of the award winning advantages:

  • Increased energy efficiency with no reliance on the grid and optimal total cost of ownership.
  • Efficient power that can be produced where and when it’s needed without transmission lines and transformer losses.
  • High performance, scalable system designed and built using standardized building blocks that are easy and quick to install even in challenging environments.

Cat also supplies the Microgrid Master Controller (MMC) and Cat Connect. The MMC manages every source in the entire Cat Microgrid system, including main grid when connected, keeping loads energized all the time, with high quality power at the lowest cost.

Cat Connect helps track and manage the operation of a micro-grid system, confirm desired cost savings, flag potential problems, perform remote troubleshooting, and identify opportunities for further operational or system enhancement.

To learn more, check out Microgrid 101 where you can watch Cat’s free webinar.