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Capstone Turbine has received an order for a C600S microturbine to provide power for a shale gas project -- Ohio Utica Shale region. “As crude oil trades near two-month highs on the back of the reported drop in U.S. stockpiles, we are seeing increased activity in the U.S. shale market,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s president and chief executive officer. “The recovering crude oil market and our growing momentum in the energy efficiency or CHP market is driving new order bookings as recently evidenced by our increased book-to-bill ratios.”
E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, secured the order which is estimated to be commissioned in October. Capstone microturbines were selected for their ability to provide primary power in a location where no utility power is readily available, and because the customer already relies on Capstone microturbines at numerous remote water pumping and compression sites.
“This order demonstrates that pipeline construction is going to start allowing the abundant and clean-burning Appalachian natural gas to make its way into cities and communities, which will further enhance our ability to use our Capstone CHP and CCHP units for downstream businesses in the region,” said Jeff Beiter, Managing Partner at E-Finity Distributed Generation. “From wellheads to customer locations, Capstone is leading the way by delivering the energy solutions needed for reliable power generation,” added Mr. Beiter.
The C600S microturbine will operate on pipeline quality natural gas and be installed in standalone mode at a remote midstream natural gas compressor station in Monroe County, Ohio. The Signature Series microturbine will provide three-phase power to the remote site while reducing the customer’s carbon footprint, the company said.