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More Microturbines To Shale Plays

Shale producer orders six Capstone C600 microturbines for three compressor stations

Posted on August 14, 2014

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received a follow-on order for an additional six C600s (totaling 3.6 MW) from an independent exploration and production company operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

Two C600 Capstone Power Packages, providing 1.2 MW of primary power, will be installed at three different compressor stations, the only source of power for these remote stations. The order was secured by E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. and the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

Capstone said the customer chose Capstone's highly reliable microturbine technology over expansion of the local power grid due to the remoteness of the sites and the cost of extending the local grid. The turbines were also chosen due to their extremely low emissions, low lifecycle costs and continuous duty rating, the company said.