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Cat ECS allows users to manage energy needs, from genset to microgrid

November 23, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

November 23, 2023 – Caterpillar’s Cat ECS (energy control system) is a suite of integrated, connected and scalable controllers that allow users to manage their energy needs, ranging from a single genset to a full-site microgrid solution.

The controllers employ a simple, scalable architecture, says Caterpillar, allowing users to layer additional functionality and serviceability with their changing energy needs. Additionally, they offer built-in plug-and-play features to facilitate the installation, commissioning, and management of multiple power generation assets.

The range includes the Cat ECS 100, a standby control system available on new standby, gas fast-response and prime power generator sets in select regions. The ECS 200 adds genset paralleling capability along with product updates for advanced features, such as combined heat & power (CHP) system management, Balance of Plant control, and grid upgrades.

The Cat ECS 300 provides utility and distribution breaker control, and can be “customized for virtually any application”, including tie breakers. The Cat ECS 400 layers on full microgrid asset supervisory control.

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