More Microturbines For Melbourne

By Mike Brezonick10 July 2017

Capstone Turbine Corp. announced it has received an order for a C600S Signature Series microturbine and four C200S Signature Series microturbines to provide integrated combined heat and power (ICHP) for three office towers in Melbourne, Australia’s Central Business District (CBD).

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the follow-on order, which is scheduled to be commissioned beginning in mid-2018. Capstone said the microturbines were selected for their ability to meet changes in power demands, which enables the high-rise office towers to obtain CHP energy saving benefits at any time of the day or year.

“These three follow-on ICHP projects are the direct result of our efforts to diversify our customer base and geographic presence while increasing our revenue from the energy efficiency space,” said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone.

The C600S ICHP microturbine will be installed at an office tower development on Melbourne’s iconic Collins Street, which Capstone said will achieve a five-star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) efficiency rating and six-star Green Star rating upon completion.

Two C200S ICHP microturbines will be installed at the fifth and final tower of the Walker Group’s Collins Square development, which has the highest concentration of sustainable buildings in the southern hemisphere. Finally, two C200S ICHP microturbines will be installed at Collins Arch, a luxury mixed-use office building development that also comprises a five-star luxury hotel and 200 residential apartments.

“Our microturbines will provide clean power, cooling and heat while also enabling the building developers to obtain complex grid connections and meet strict NOx emission requirements,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. “Capstone microturbines can also be integrated with other energy technologies allowing for continuous building improvement without affecting the viability of the initial investment in CHP.”

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