Microturbines Providing Additional Power
Capstone receives orders for 25 microturbines for CHP, CCHP applications
Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received orders for 25 Capstone C65 (65 kW) microturbines – totaling 1.6 MW – for use in various commercial industrial and oil and gas applications in the Mid-Atlantic U.S.
A number of the C65s will be deployed in combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) applications in the Mid-Atlantic territory for use at a university and in multi-family housing complexes. The units will burn natural gas and produce base load electricity as well as hot water and/or chilled water at many of the sites. The modular, small and versatile C65 units allow for easy installation and will be located on rooftops or with existing mechanical building equipment, the company said.
The remaining portion of the 25-unit order was sold into midstream operations throughout the Marcellus and Utica shale formations. The C65 units will be included in packaged skid solutions, which allow for quick deployment or redeployment of site power and feature single-point electrical and fuel connections, reducing installation and engineering costs, the company said.