Caterpillar Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Planned for Minnesota

Caterpillar G20CM34 generator sets to power new natural gas-fired power plant in Minnesota

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) will install a 38.8-MW natural gas-fired power plant in Minnesota.
The plant will use four Cat G20CM34 generator sets to replace a facility damaged by the Straight River flooding of 2010. Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) will build, own and operate the Owatonna Energy Station. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2016. Each 20-cylinder, natural gas-fueled Cat G20CM34 genset will produce up to 10-MW of mechanical output.
This is the second utility-scale power plant SMMPA bought from Caterpillar. The 25-MW Fairmont Energy Station uses four Cat G16CM34 gensets. It was commissioned in 2014.

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