Two more Capstone microturbines for Canadian oil and gas site
By Becky Schultz12 June 2023
Capstone Green Energy Corp., a global provider of carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, announced a follow-on order for two 200 kW Signature Series microturbines that will be used at a Canadian oil and gas site. Secured by Horizon Power Systems, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for the U.S. Rocky Mountain States, Western Canada, Oklahoma and Arizona, the order is scheduled to be commissioned in Fall 2023.
The microturbines will serve as mobile power sources for auxiliary equipment and buildings at a natural gas production site in Canada. They will run on high-pressure natural gas (HPNG), replacing older diesel-powered units. The switch will support the customer’s goal of transitioning the industry away from powering on-site equipment with diesel fuel to using natural gas, which has a lower carbon footprint.
The customer said it selected Capstone based on its ongoing, positive experiences with its products and services. In addition, the microturbines meet Canadian emissions regulations without the need for additional costs or equipment to treat the exhaust.
According to Sam Henry, president, Horizon Power Systems, this is the customer’s third order of C200S microturbines in one year, stating, “They’re impressed with the uninterrupted performance of the microturbines currently in the field, reduction of their customers’ carbon footprint and ease of running on wellsite natural gas.”
Darren Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone Green Energy, said the microturbines are validating that they are designed to deliver reliability, emissions reduction capabilities and overall ease of use.
“The fact that customers like this one are returning for additional units at such a rapid pace is a testament to the technology’s ability to deliver on our promises,” he said. “This particular customer has put Capstone units to the test in harsh conditions, remote locations, utilizing a diverse range of fuel qualities, and the microturbines have consistently proven themselves as environmentally friendly and a dependable power source.”