Modular Paralleling Systems

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Modular Paralleling Systems

Generac Power Systems has the alternative solution for energy projects between 300 kW and 6000 kW – the Generac Modular Paralleling System (MPS). Since large, single engine generators are very costly and inefficient when not operated at full load, the lower expense and greater operating flexibility of the Modular Paralleling System makes it a superior choice for higher kilowatt applications.

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Generac Power Systems has the alternative solution for energy projects between 300 kW and 6000 kW – the Generac Modular Paralleling System (MPS). Since large, single engine generators are very costly and inefficient when not operated at full load, the lower expense and greater operating flexibility of the Modular Paralleling System makes it a superior choice for higher kilowatt applications.

The Modular Paralleling System combines two or more smaller diesel generator sets in a side-by-side parallel arrangement to achieve a larger combined power output at a significantly lower cost. The purchase price – including Generac’s own fully integrated paralleling switch technology – is approximately 20 to 30% lower than large, single engine units (and the actual savings may be even greater in some cases). Since the modular generators can be operated singly or in concert with each other, the Generac MPS has unmatched flexibility and is fully adaptable to lesser loads.

Since the individual gensets being combined can vary in output rating, the Modular Paralleling System can be more precisely matched to load requirements, in any increment of 100 kilowatts. To do this, Generac combines its proven 400, 500, and 600 kilowatt gensets in varying combinations that cover the entire power range from 800 to 6000 kilowatts, producing 480 Volts AC at 60 Hertz.

Up until now, combining multiple generators was common only with large megawatt units in premium installations, due to the high cost of paralleling switchgear. As a vertically integrated manufacturer, Generac has devoted its energies to breaking the cost barrier in order to bring this multiple unit paralleling capability to an entirely new range of applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Lower cost / Quicker payback – Less expensive acquisition cost and faster recovery of expense than large single engine generator sets
  • Modular flexibility – The flexibility to combine two, three, four, or five gensets of the same or different kilowatt outputs (400, 500 or 600 kW) to more precisely match load requirements from 800 to 6000 kilowatts
  • Modular design – Modular commonality of equipment with a lower cost structure and ease of upgrade to add additional units
  • Ease of installation – The ability to lift, move, and place the smaller MPS gensets with conventional forklift trucks instead of heavy cranes
  • Availability – Delivery within normal lead times, unlike competing large units that are frequently backlogged
  • Redundancy by design – Greater power availability and redundancy as units back up each other, which also provides coverage during maintenance
  • Built-in paralleling capability – Integrated paralleling equipment built-in to both the design and the price
  • Reduced maintenance costs – Serviceable by diesel technicians at lower hourly rates, unlike larger single engine units requiring more specialized and costly service
  • Less expensive parts – Replacement parts less expensive and more commonly available than for larger single engine units
  • Single source availability – Single source availability of all components from Generac
  • Full coverage warranty – A Generac warranty covering the entire package