After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation's power systems division has formed a gas energy business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.
Jake Jacobsen, a degreed electrical engineer, has assumed the role of gas energy account manager to lead this enterprise. Prior to this appointment, Jacobsen spent 15 years with the Caterpillar electric power division, where he served in a variety of product engineering capacities, most recently as customer service and product support manager for the Cat gas products.
Gas energy sales engineer, Nick Chiarugi will report to Jacobsen at Ring Power's world commerce center headquarters. Together the gas energy business team will target the engineering, industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental and waste management sectors throughout north and central Florida whose power projects stand to benefit from the load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation and renewable energy opportunities offered by gas-to-energy technology.
Ring Power is no newcomer to this technology. In the 1980s, as part of a concerted effort to increase awareness and sales of electric power generation systems, Ring Power built a co-generation power plant for its own use, to demonstrate the market potential. After that, Ring Power engineered and installed a co-gen plant that made a large regional shopping mall entirely energy self-sufficient.