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Caterpillar, Tractafric complete 7.5 MW battery storage solution for grid stability at …

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Construction and equipment manufacturer Caterpillar and equipment distribution multinational Tractafric have installed 7.5 MW of battery energy storage capacity at gold miner Barrick Gold’s Kibali mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Tractafric solution is operational and deploys the battery energy storage and Caterpillar bi-directional power inverters (BDP) to provide grid stability. The Caterpillar Master Microgrid Controller seamlessly integrates up to 45 MW of power generated by three hydroelectric power stations and 36 Caterpillar 3512 diesel generator sets.

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