Darrin Johnston

Darrin Johnston

Customer Solutions Manager, Caterpillar

Darrin Johnston is the Customer Solutions Manager for Microgrids at Caterpillar Inc.  
During his 23-year career at Caterpillar, Darrin has focused on achieving breakthroughs in customer value with new technologies.  

For the past 12 years, Darrin has worked to incorporate emerging energy technologies into the Caterpillar power systems portfolio — focusing on solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, energy storage, power electronics, fuel cells, and remote monitoring & controls — alongside traditional technologies such as Caterpillar diesel- and gas-fueled generator sets.  

In his prior role at Caterpillar, Darrin led an Engine Reliability Research team.  
Darrin holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and has completed the Management for the 21st Century program at Bradley University.

Remote Monitoring of Microgrids

Situational awareness.  Reliability.  Productivity.  Cost control.  These are top-of-mind needs of owners and operators of power generation systems.  Microgrids increase our capability to meet these needs, but also increase system complexity.  Caterpillar has developed it’s remote monitoring technology, Cat® Connect, to help simplify and rapidly familiarize users with the characteristics of microgrids by providing near-real-time […]