In today’s business environment, a continuous, reliable source of electricity is critical to a company’s successful operations. Businesses can mitigate the economic risk of power outages by implementing a strong backup power plan.
For decades, diesel has been the traditional fuel source for backup power and standby gensets. However, today, diesel is not the only option. Natural gas-fueled gensets are becoming more powerful and more cost-effective and, as such, are becoming a more viable option to diesel products.
This paper examines the multiple issues that owners and engineers should consider when deciding between diesel and natural gas solutions.