La Crosse adds new CAT generator

The City of La Crosse purchased a new 2 MW CAT generator.  KMEA is assisting the City of La Crosse with the installation of the new generator.  This generator will sit in the spot of an engine that was taken out of service several decades ago.  Also, another key decision point to purchasing this new engine was a key engine in the plant had piston issues that is very costly to repair.  The new generator arrived onsite at the power plant Thursday, September 17th.  KMEA, Foley Power Solutions, and the City of Lacrosse are targeting to have the generator up and running before the end of the year.  The new generator will be more automated than the existing generation for easier operations.  The CAT generator will come online faster which allows for faster service to the customers when the utility is lost.