Mitigate Risks with Redundant Fuel Options
Despite the perceived value of having diesel fuel on-site for reliability, power outages can damage infrastructure and make diesel refueling difficult or impossible. Generac Bi-Fuel™ generators mitigate refueling issues by operating primarily on utility-supplied natural gas.
That means less diesel fuel is required on-site, and the diesel fuel that is available will last longer during an outage since running times are greatly extended. And, since the natural gas infrastructure tends not to be affected by the same conditions that lead to power outages, fuel reliability is improved.
The good news is that should something happen to interrupt the natural gas supply; Generac Bi-Fuel generators can seamlessly run on 100% diesel fuel.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Because Generac Bi-Fuel generators run primarily on natural gas—which costs less than diesel fuel—fuel costs are significantly reduced over the long term. And since less diesel fuel is required on-site, maintenance costs associated with the diesel fuel are also reduced.
Scalability as Part of a Modular Power System
Generac Bi-Fuel generators can be configured as part of a paralleled solution; with our integrated Modular Power System (MPS), they can easily be combined with other Generac MPS generators as well—diesel or natural gas, depending on your needs.
This means you can add generators as your business and power requirements grow, without installing more power than you need at the start of the project. And with multiple generators on call and critical loads prioritized, reliability is usually 99.999%—that doesn’t take into account the dual fuel sources. Each unit can also be taken out of service for maintenance without sacrificing critical backup power.
NEC and NFPA Code Compliance
Generac Bi-Fuel generators meet the on-site fuel requirements for emergency systems as referenced in NEC 700 and NFPA 110. With less diesel fuel required to be stored on-site, permitting also becomes easier. And we know some indoor fuel installations may have severe storage tank capacity limits per NFPA or local codes—with our bi-fuel generators difficult placements or space constraints become a viable option.
Environmentally Friendly to Support Green Missions
Many businesses are becoming “green” and the lower emissions and reduced carbon footprint of bi-fuel generators help meet those requirements. But Generac goes beyond that as we are also committed to being environmentally responsible, in our manufacturing processes as well as the products that we provide to our customers.