Building Services & Operations

Power Generation Solutions for Schools, Colleges and University Campuses

Thompson Energy Solutions has generators for educational facilities to provide first-class fuel efficiency and low life cycle costs. Cat® generators for schools meet the requirements of the educational sector, including reducing costs through cogeneration — or cogen — technology. With our generators, your facility gains efficient power production, letting you focus on education instead of your power system.

Benefits of Cogen Generators for Educational Facilities

Schools, colleges and universities often use combined heat and power (CHP) or cogen systems to reduce operating costs. Cat gas generator sets can meet your facility’s thermal requirements by providing power for heat energy and electrical loads. The advantages of CHP solutions for educational facilities include:

These benefits are most advantageous when the following circumstances apply:

Customized CHP System Packages for Energy Cost Savings

Thompson Energy Solutions also offers customized CHP system packages from Caterpillar. CHP power system packages include the mechanical equipment and controls to capture and convert engine thermal energy for your facility. The energy cost savings educational facilities can gain from customized CHP systems can offset total ownership and operational costs.

In addition to these tailored offerings, we have:

Natural Gas Standby Power Systems for Continuous Power

Standby power systems on natural gas sense utility outages and automatically start the backup power generator system. As a result, your educational facility receives continuous power from this emergency source. The standby power system then switches back to the regular power system and turns off the backup generator when normal grid power returns.

This type of standby power has become more prevalent in recent years due to its many benefits. Thompson Energy Solutions has standby power solutions from Caterpillar designed for educational facilities. We install natural gas-fueled standby power systems with a paralleling switchgear control or automatic transfer switch for multiple generators.

Cat® Electric Power SpecSizer for Selecting the Best Generator

The Cat Electric Power SpecSizer is a generator sizing software available to help you select the correct generator size for your educational facility based on your unique installation requirements.

The features of the Power SpecSizer tool include: