Electrical & Lighting
Town of Berlin upgrades peak-shaving by expanding genset fleet
By Anthony Capkun
January 10, 2021 – To upgrade its peak-shaving capabilities, the Town of Berlin, Md., deployed a new 2 MW Cat G3520 natural gas generator set.
The new genset joins a fleet of three other gensets, which will operate about 100 hours over the course of a year and offset the cost of energy during periods of high demand in the summer and winter months.
Town officials estimate the upgraded system will save up to $600,000 in energy costs annually.
“For more than a century, the Town of Berlin has managed its own power generation capabilities to minimize energy costs for local residents and businesses,” said Jeff Fleetwood, town administrator. “The new high-efficiency generator set from Carter Machinery and Caterpillar provides the low-cost electricity we need while helping to achieve sustainability goals for the region.”
The dealer, Carter Machinery, will provide periodic inspections and service through a planned maintenance program to optimize power solution’s performance.
U.S. EPA-certified, the Cat G3520 is rated at 2.0 MW and 2.5 MW for use in 60 Hz power markets.