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Capstone Sells First Microturbine In Belarus

Posted on July 6, 2011

Capstone Turbine Corp., a manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently sold its first microturbine product in Belarus. Capstone distributor BPC Engineering commissioned the C600 in a combined heat and power (CHP) application in Baranovichi, Belarus at a motive power depot, the largest, multi-purpose maintenance facility of the Baranovichi Railway, according to Capstone.

Baranovichi Railway purchased the Capstone CHP system to increase the depot’s power efficiency and reliability. A C600 microturbine, the depot’s primary power source, and 800 kW GEA heat recovery unit comprise the core of the onsite power plant that achieves about 92% energy efficiency.

Fueled by pipeline-natural gas, the microturbine power plant provides electricity for the depot’s equipment and infrastructure, as well as heating for workshops and other rooms. The microturbine-powered CHP plant operates in parallel with the utility grid for peak shaving. Operation of the power plant is fully automated, with a Capstone advanced power server synchronizing separate modules, the company said.

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