Capstone secures 2.2 MW oil and gas rental contracts

By Becky Schultz24 August 2022

Energy-as-a-Service (EAAS) provider Capstone Green Energy Corp. has secured new orders for long-term rental contacts from four U.S.-based oil and gas customers. The new orders total approximately 2.2 MW.

Capstone Green Energy’s low-maintenance, modular microturbines have only one moving part and use no consumables or lubricants, a key benefit for remote oil and gas sites. (Photo: Capstone Green Energy)

The orders include:

  • a 1.4 MW long-term rental contract to be deployed in early 2023 in Louisiana;
  • six C65 microturbines totaling 390 kW of rental power for U.S. shale fields;
  • and 400 kW of power generation to an oil and gas operator on the North Slopes of Alaska at an existing rental location.

The 1.4 MW solution consists of C800 and C600 Signature Series microturbines, which will replace an existing high-maintenance, rental reciprocating gen-set. The microturbines will produce electricity using natural gas directly from the pipeline, supplying 100% of the electricity needed to power pumping equipment such as coolers, motors, pumps and lights, as well as an on-site office.

The new low-maintenance, modular microturbines have only one moving part and use no consumables or lubricants – a key benefit given the site’s remote location. Compared to the previous gen-sets, they will operate with N+1 redundancy and can be easily expanded, said Capstone.

The C65 rental contracts will be deployed across various oil and gas sites and also be fueled by natural gas directly from the well sites, avoiding extra fuel-cleaning equipment while reducing negative impacts on the environment.

“Facing growing pressure to address climate change, oil and gas companies are pledging to prepare for a ‘lower-carbon’ future. For many, that involves investing in new technologies and infrastructure that can support new, greener ways of generating electricity,” said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone Green Energy. “These are the key areas in which Capstone Green Energy has built its business and where it continues to innovate.”

With the expansion into the oil and gas market, Capstone’s rental fleet customer base now covers all major verticals, including oil and gas, agriculture, hospitality, datacenters as well as commercial and industrial sites, said Marc Rouse, the company’s sales director.

“The rental program eases access to Capstone’s premium product,” he added, “allowing customers to enjoy the benefits of clean, low-cost, reliable power where capital is limited or competing for other spends.”

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