Witraktor and Caterpillar configured a system which includes eight Cat 3516B and four 3516E generator sets. They will provide emergency power for server stacks, telecommunications, cooling, ventilation and other critical functions.
The tagline for this year’s EGSA pavillon is “Reciprocating Engines for a Reliable Microgrid.”
The plant will utilize three Rolls-Royce Bergen B35:40V20AG2 natural gas-fired reciprocating engines and four hot-water boilers.
It is a Mid-Atlantic distributor for MTU Onsite Energy and helps deliver and install backup, onsite power for commercial, institutional, government and other mission-critical facilities in the region.
The F.D. Kuester and A.J. Mihm generating stations are both located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Both plants are powered by 18-MW, natural gas-fueled Wärtsilä 18V50SG reciprocating engines and total 180 MW in generation capacity.
The first plant in the Thakurgaon district will be driven by six 18V48/60TS engines combined for 125 MW. The second plant in Narayaganj will use three of the same kind of MAN engines with 58 MW of potential generation output.
The Finnish company will supply five 34DF dual-fuel engines mainly running on liquified natural gas (LNG), but they can switch to fuel oil when necessary.
Located in the Marjamäki industrial area in the Lempäälä municipality, the LEMENE microgrid project will have a variable renewable energy source as twin 2-MW solar power plants. The six gas engines, with a total capacity of 8.1 MW, are the key elements providing secure energy as the solar power production varies.
MAN Energy Solutions has launched a digital platform that enables real-time monitoring of power plant engines, turbines and compressors.
Two states with high wind-energy penetration, Texas and Kansas (564 MW), stand atop the list of those with major reciprocating engine capacity. California is third with close to 400 MW.