NatGas Gensets Market Worth $147B Over Next 10 Years

Just when you think you’ve heard all of the various markets where natural gas is used, markets that will sop up the huge increase in supply we have, you hear of a new one. At least, it’s new to us. On MDN you’ve read many times about electric generating plants that burn natural gas to generate electricity (see our list of stories here). There is another, similar, market called natural gas gensets, or generator sets. Essentially gensets are smaller electric generating “plants”, from 15 kilowatts to 20 megawatts in size, used by homes, businesses and utility companies. Many times gensets are used as backup and standby generators (think backup generator at your local hospital where power interruption is literally a life or death situation). Navigant Research has just published a report that estimates the market for natural gas gensets will expand to $147 billion (yes, billion) over the next ten years. Looks like big backup generators are going natgas!…

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