Many companies are looking to harden their facilities and each requires unique backup/standby solutions. To provide engineers and contractors with more options to meet these needs, Generac is launching a new 1750kW Industrial Diesel Generator, expanding its large diesel genset portfolio in the 750kW to 2MW range. The company has also invested significant resources into standardizing the design across the entire industrial product platform. This consistency provides engineers and contractors with enhanced ease of use and familiarity with all Generac industrial products, whether it’s a 10kW or 2MW generator.
Recently, the capabilities of these industrial generators were recognized through Consulting-Specifying Engineer's (CSE) Product of the Year contest, the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical, and plumbing systems engineering markets. Generac’s 1500kW diesel generator earned a silver award in the “emergency, onsite, standby power” category. The award winners were chosen by the readers of CSE.
Like all Generac’s large kW diesel generators, the new 1750kW unit can be used as a standalone SD series generator or as an MD series generator in Generac’s innovative paralleling Modular Power System (MPS), which can create outputs of up to 100MW of power while eliminating traditional third-party switchgear. MPS offers customers reliability, scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
With multiple generators to meet demand during an outage, redundancy is built-in and reliability is increased because each generator backs up the other. The resulting gains in reliability (N+1, N+2, and so on) for critical loads are significant.
In addition, paralleling solutions allow users to simply “plug and play” additional generator modules anytime they are required. Facility managers/owners no longer have to estimate ultimate final power needs and purchase an expensive, single generator to meet those projected needs. Owners only need to invest in the backup/standby power needed for current demands.
Utilizing multiple smaller generators instead of a single large unit solution also offers greater application flexibility. For example, multiple smaller generators make roof-top and parking garage installations much more feasible. This is much simpler than having to install a single large generator inside a larger building and use a complex remote cooling scheme to prevent the unit from overheating.
Finally, MPS solutions with multiple generators can often be implemented for approximately the same cost as a single large kW generator. The reason is that diesel engines for the smaller generators are readily, commercially available versus having a custom engine created for each application.
If you would like more detailed information about Generac’s MPS solutions and how they compare to a more traditional paralleling system, read our new whitepaper “Integrated Paralleling Solutions.”
If you have questions about the new 1750kW unit or MPS solutions, or need assistance with a specific application, please contact your local Generac Industrial Power Network distributor/dealer, call 1-844-ASK-GNRC, or email ASKGNRC@generac.com.