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A 1-MW Capstone turbine was installed at a latex-based product manufacturing plant, which signed a 10-year factory protection plan (FPP) with DTC Ecoenergia, Capstone's exclusive distributor for the Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and Critical Power Supply market verticals in Mexico.
Commissioned on June 1, 2019, the Capstone C1000 microturbine is owned and operated by one of the world's largest latex-based product manufacturers and is being used for electrical & thermal generation. The hot exhaust from the microturbine is fed to a very large oven used to dry the latex as part of their manufacturing process. Installation of the Capstone microturbine has resulted in energy consumption savings of approximately 62% and is estimated to have a return on investment (ROI) of approximately two years for the entire project. The FPP will provide complete service coverage, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the next 10 years, beginning in December 2020 after the expiration of the current Capstone product warranty.
Capstone’s Factory Protection Plan is a comprehensive maintenance program designed to give financial peace of mind to Capstone customers by providing product life cycle costs at a fixed rate for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the life of the microturbine system. Additionally, the recently updated FPP protects microturbine customers from potentially dramatic future increases in life cycle costs associated with changes in replacement spare parts pricing, commodity price increases, import tariffs, and interest rate changes.