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Caterpillar Bringing Reliable Energy to the Brazilian Amazon


The nearly half million residents of Roraima, Boa Vista, are separated from the rest of Brazil by the nearly impenetrable Amazon rainforest.

Click here to learn how Oliveira Energia, Caterpillar and the local Cat dealer, Sotreq, got to work designing, constructing and commissioning the UTE Monte Cristo Thermal Power Plant with a capacity of 107 MW to serve 115,000 customers in Boa Vista and nine other municipalities in the state of Roraima.

Cat® Engines Backing Up Kansas

High efficiency, low emissions natural gas-powered generator sets provide power in the Sunflower State

Wind has long been a feature of the Kansas prairie. In fact, the state has the second-highest wind potential in the U.S., second only to Texas. Harnessing that renewable energy resource presents a big opportunity for sustainable growth in the state. Wind energy, however, has one significant limitation — it is not available at the same level at all times. For that reason, utility providers must complement their wind resources with other generation sources that offer flexibility and control to effectively manage sudden changes in supply and demand of power.

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