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Not all areas in Canada can be serviced by the main electricity grid. For these locations and industries operating in them, locally generated electricity is a cost-effective solution that meets the industrial electricity demand while reducing installation and upgrade costs. By investing in customized power solutions, industries can avoid or reduce other costs and risks related to power distribution. Today, we will talk more about the power generation solutions that Custom Power Generation provides for remote locations. Learn more about our services.

What Is a Modular Power Plant?

Modular Power plants are a step forward for industries to ensure reliable energy sources for their business. Island Mode power plants are completely independent systems that are specifically designed to supply the power needs for well sites, oil battery sites, process facilities, compression sites or other locations where utility is not an option.

One of the amazing benefits of a plug and play power plants is that each module is predesigned, engineered, fabricated, and fully tested before being transported and delivered to the installation site. This gives the industries an opportunity to have perfectly developed and assembled modular power plants even in places where there is limited to no infrastructure.

Application for Modular Power Plants

Modular power plants are used in many industries in Western Canada and are especially valuable for those located in remote areas. 

Remote Power Generation systems can be used in a variety of locations and applications.

  • Island mode.

  • Stand by generation.

  • Peak shaving.

  • CHP (combined heat and power).

What Are the Key Benefits of Modular Power Plants?

Modular power plants are the preferred solution for many industries. But what are the key benefits of this power generation solution?

  • Modular power plants are an excellent solution for remote locations with minimum to no infrastructure.

  • They can be customized in accordance with the power generation needs of your specific industry. Our packages range from a single genset to multiple generator sets.

  • Modular power plants provide an efficient and cost-effective power generation solution.

Custom Power Generation manufactures all modular power plants in our new state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility located on six paved and secured acres in Acheson, AB! For years, we have been a trusted provider of power generation solutions for many industries, including oil & gas, mining, compression sites and more. We offer a quick and smooth ordering process with expert-level guidance to help you find the best power generation solution for your business.

What Is an E-house?

Electrical houses, also known as E-houses, are customized, pre-assembled and pre-tested modular power substations often housing a motor control center (MCC). An MCC is an assembly to control some or all electric motors in a central location. It consists of multiple enclosed sections having a common power bus and with each section containing a combination starter, which in turn consists of a motor starter, fuses or circuit breaker, and power disconnect. E-houses often will contain the control, distribution and electrical components needed for power generation.

Advantages of an E-house

E-houses are a smart choice when it comes to power generation. Advantages of an E-house include:

  • Prewired and pre-tested before going to the field.

  • Easily integrated on-site.

  • Fully engineered to suit any project.

  • Plug and play design means quicker start-up and commissioning at site.

  • Central location for servicing and maintenance.

  • Cost effect / intelligent designs minimize site footprint.

  • Expandable for future growth.

What Are the Key Benefits of Our E-house Power Generations Solutions?

E-houses have some key benefits that differentiate them from other power generation solutions on the market. Some of their most significant advantages are:

  • E-houses remove the need for traditional concrete or brick buildings, which provides significant cost reductions and faster turnaround.

  • E-houses can be used both for short- and long-term projects.

  • E-houses can be customized in accordance with specific industry needs.

  • These modular systems are designed and manufactured in a way that makes it easy for them to be delivered and assembled even in remote locations.

At Custom Power Generation, we successfully provide power solutions to remote locations throughout Western Canada. In true plug-and-play fashion, our package includes all associated switchgear, MCCs and controls to optimize the control, operation and performance of the generator package. Contact us to learn more about our products and how we can support your industry.

How to Choose a Power Generation System for Remote Locations?

Power generation is essential for almost all industries nowadays, regardless of their location. Whether you are designing a simple power generation system or a multi-unit, large scale power project, there are some important factors to consider before making a decision, and Custom Power Generation is here to help navigate these decisions.

  • Look for a smooth ordering process and ask any questions you may have about the power generation system in advance.

  • Choose a power generation package that will match your existing site loads.

  • Take into consideration future site loads.

  • Always take into consideration the specific time needs of your niche to decide whether you need a prime, standby, continuous or cogeneration package.

  • Ask your power generation provider about the types of power generation systems available. At Custom Power Generation, we offer high-quality diesel, natural gas, hydrogen and bi-fuelled packages tailored to your company's needs. Our team of experts provides on-site maintenance and 24/7 support. You can contact us over email or phone, or even visit one of our offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary.

Find a Trusted Provider of Power Generation Solutions for Your Business

Purchasing a power generation system is a big investment for any company. This is why it is essential to work with a trusted provider who can advise you on choosing the most efficient and cost-effective solution for your business. At Custom Power Generation, we are proud to be a trusted partner for many companies in choosing the best power generation systems for their industry! 

We are proud to offer power solutions with a specific focus on power plants, E-houses and ancillary products for well sites, oil battery sites, process facilities, compression sites and others! Our power projects are designed with plug-and-play connections for all control writing tested as per the manufacturer's specifications and prepared to ship to the site. Learn more about our products and how we can help!

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