Caterpillar on Jan. 10 announced that American Municipal Power has selected Caterpillar and MacAllister Machinery to supply 20 megawatts of behind-the-meter natural-gas power generation serving the Southern Michigan municipalities of Marshall, Coldwater, and Clinton.
Under the agreement, MacAllister will manage the engineering, procurement, and construction of three complete power generation facilities utilizing eight Cat G3520 natural-gas generator sets.
MacAllister will support the facility through a 10-year maintenance and monitoring agreement, which includes both general and preventative maintenance services.
Additionally, Caterpillar’s Active Management Platform will enable AMP to monitor, dispatch, and analyze the performance of the power generation assets remotely.
Scheduled for commissioning in mid-2024, the power generation facilities will supply capacity and energy resources for the municipalities, and they can be dispatched during peak demand on the local electric distribution system to reduce related power supply costs.
Caterpillar offers a range of power generation solutions, from traditional generator sets capable of operating on natural gas, renewable biogases, and hydrogen, to advanced, utility-scale energy storage technologies that provide grid stabilization and time-shifting capabilities.
AMP is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 132 Members across nine states, including 131 municipal Members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency with eight Delaware municipal members.