Power to move us all forward

“For today’s customers and tomorrow’s.”

Cummins is moving into its second century committed to keeping people moving forward in unexpected ways. Whether it is work in our communities to provide solutions to water scarcity or leading in diversity and inclusion in the workplace, Cummins is powering work around the world today so it's a better place for future generations tomorrow.

Water

Cummins’ headquarters in India is in Maharashtra, a state that’s no stranger to water scarcity. Inadequate and unreliable monsoons have resulted in successive droughts, with devastating consequences for poorer communities, and especially, farmers. Cummins India employees launched the Monsoon resilient Maharashtra project to help local communities be less dependent on monsoons.

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Wind

Committed to promoting low-carbon forms of energy, Cummins became an “off-taker” in an arrangement called a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement, or a VPPA. This agreement allowed a wind farm near Chicago to expand. VPPAs are becoming more common among businesses concerned about climate change.

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Opportunity

The challenges facing women and girls globally are incredibly complex and diverse – there is no single cause and no single solution. Cummins Powers Women – the company’s most ambitious community initiative ever – is an extension of the positive transformation that the company has experienced firsthand with its focus on ensuring diversity and inclusion at every level of the organization. Partners in this work include a network of expert nonprofit organizations around the world such as Girls Inc., Rosa Fund, Save the Children, China Women Development Foundation, Rise Up, Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education), CARE Australia and Girls Academy.

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Decarbonization

What happens when you’re relying on solar or wind power, and the sun is not shining or the wind is not blowing? In the UK, gas-fired plants provide rapid-response power capacity to the UK energy market. Cummins partnered to provide an additional 500 megawatts of power to the UK national grid, supporting the country’s goals of decarbonization and higher renewable energy penetration. This generating capacity is enough to power over a quarter of a million homes and meet over 1.4% of the UK’s peak demand for electricity.

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Energy

Energy, power, electricity, what’s the difference? We use energy in many forms throughout our everyday tasks, and electricity is simply one of these many forms of energy that is widely popular. Power, on the other hand, is the time rate of delivering energy. Trends in energy and electricity markets are changing.

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“Powering a better today and tomorrow.”

Cummins is developing clean power solutions that help build a more sustainable future. From zero-emissions natural gas engines, to electrified power, alternative powertrain technologies and 3D printing, Cummins is solving for today with tomorrow on the mind.

Twice as much electricity

The world’s electricity production has already doubled between 1990 and 2015, and it’s on track to double again by 2050. Both increased diversity in sources of electricity and adoption of distributed generation are components of a sustainable solution. The complete solution will also feature new technologies, policies and other changes.

Clean power solutions at the Port of LA

Calling the Port of Los Angeles "busy" is an understatement. Its 43 miles of waterfront is described as the leading gateway for international trade in North America. In 2018, 9.5 million containers – the highest container volume at a port in the Western Hemisphere ever – moved through the port. Cummins has helped its customers focus on improving air quality at the ports by providing the latest technologies that have dramatically reduced emissions. And engineers at Cummins are researching how electric powertrains may play a significant role in achieving these goals in the future.

3D printing

The next generation of 3D-printing technology could make a seismic change in manufacturing. From a supply chain perspective, it means parts are printed on demand, or closer to demand, so fewer parts would need to be stored for use at manufacturing plants. From an environmental perspective, additive manufacturing also means less waste because the cutting required as part of the tool and die process is eliminated. Metal 3D printing enables geometry not possible with traditional methods, creating opportunities to improve product performance.

Craft beer in paradise

A hybrid system featuring solar photovoltaic cells, stationary batteries and Cummins generators help Hawaii’s largest craft brewer, Maui Brewing Company, minimize its carbon footprint, develop the ability to estimate its cost of electricity and protect its operations from grid-related power outages.

Better than recycling

Batteries retired from electric vehicles still maintain significant battery capacity. While that capacity may no longer meet the minimum requirements for the initial application, they could provide sufficient capacity for less demanding applications, providing a higher value through the life of the battery, and increasing sustainability by postponing recycling as well.

An all-renewable future

Infographic outlines the role of natural gas in building the bridge to an all-renewable future and selected other technologies that are a part of this journey.

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