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Why are emissions control systems necessary?

Emission limits are continuously reduced worldwide for stationary engines through new state and/or federal legislation.  In order to comply with new emissions requirements, all new engines will require active exhaust-gas treatment.  Older diesel and gas stationary engines initially permitted for emergency generation require exhaust-gas treatment to re-permit for non-emergency use. To meet these federal and/or state emissions standards, our customers can utilize one of/or a combination of several different technologies, including oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters, SCR systems, and our unique Fuel Water Emulsion (FWE) systems.

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Incentives to retrofit existing generators

Energy is a major cost in maintaining financial health and competitiveness in any business. Many components that make up your energy bill, like demand charges, are increasing year after year as a result of transmission constraints and the retirement of many traditional power plants.  Retrofitting existing backup power generators with an emissions control system will allow the existing asset to be run at specific times during the year for additional hours.

Regional incentives for running onsite power generation will turn these systems into revenue producing assets, through a cost effective one-time investment.

There are two ways customers benefit:

Demand Management: Demand counts for 20% or more of your bill. By activating engines during projected peak demand periods you can lower demand and as a result energy costs.  Based on the territory where facility is located, this can be a quick and cost effective solution providing savings and price predictability.

Demand Response: Retrofitting engines with emissions control systems allows existing engines to enroll in DR programs. By serving as a virtual energy plant, you will be paid by the grid operator for reducing electricity use.  Depending on the type of program, participants may be dispatched just once or twice a year for a few hours, or up to 100 hours per year. The more frequently dispatched programs typically offer higher payouts