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Microturbines To The Big Apple

Multiple Capstone microturbines to be installed in CHP, CCHP applications for construction projects

Posted on May 29, 2013

Capstone Turbine Corp., a clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has received an order from Related Companies, a New York, U.S.A.-based real estate development and investment firm.

The company's initial order includes multiple Capstone C65 and C200 dual-mode microturbines that are expected to be installed over the next two years in several of its new office buildings, apartments and mixed-use properties throughout the New York City area. Some of the sites will feature combined heat and power (CHP) applications; others will operate in combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) applications.

Capstone said its low-emissions microturbines will displace utility power and also provide heat, domestic hot water, chilled water and backup power, depending on the site.

The microturbines will be installed in a variety of Related's new construction projects, including several of the buildings at Hudson Yards, which the company said is the largest private mixed-use development ever undertaken in New York City.

The natural gas C200 microturbines will provide 1.2 MW of primary trigeneration power and backup capabilities at the first commercial tower at Hudson Yards, while the C65 turbines will be deployed at Hunters Point South Parcels A and B, the first two buildings of New York City's ambitious 5000 unit development of affordable and workforce housing on the waterfront in Long Island City, Queens.