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Capstone Turbine Corporation will supply Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India's multi-national oil and gas company, one C200 Signature Series and two C65 microturbines for a gathering station. Brio Energy Pvt. Ltd., Capstone's exclusive distributor in India, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in May 2021.
The microturbines will power a remote gathering station in western India using the flaring of associated gas. Utilizing the flare gas that would otherwise be wasted reduces the company's overall operational costs. It also serves to eliminate the need to import power from the local utility, reducing their overall carbon footprint.
"Gas flaring is a global issue, but it's much more acute in areas with limited infrastructure and often has devastating negative impacts on local communities. Beyond the obvious noise and light issues, flaring emits black carbon, methane, and volatile organic compounds, all of which are dangerous air pollutants," said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Turbine. "It's tremendous to see a world-renowned oil and gas company like India's ONGC continue to utilize Capstone's green energy products to limit the environmental impacts associated with flare gas in India.”
Capstone microturbines can use flare gas as an input fuel source without any gas pre-treatment. This allows the customer to monetize the associated gas while simultaneously keeping operational costs low by not needing extra fuel-cleaning equipment.