Capstone to send five microturbines to Marcellus producer

By Keefe Borden27 September 2022

The natural-gas fired microturbines are scheduled to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2023.

A distributor for Capstone Green Energy Corp. has received an order for five C65 microturbine systems to be deployed at several oil and gas wellhead sites in the Marcellus Shale. The order is a second follow-on order from the customer and will be added to an already extensive fleet, the company said.

The distributor, E-Finity Distributed Generation, represents Capstone in the Mid Atlantic, Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean.

“As emissions requirements become more stringent and more widespread, many global energy companies are rising to the challenge and taking action to reduce their environmental impact without sacrificing reliability,” said Darren Jamison, CEO of Capstone Green Energy. “Customers such as this one can easily appreciate all the environmental and cost saving benefits of a having a Capstone Green Energy solution once they experience it firsthand, and that shows in the investment they’re making to convert their fleet to this greener, more reliable way of generating on-site energy.”

Once commissioned in the second quarter of 2023, the natural gas-fueled microturbine systems will provide continuous prime power for various sites across the Marcellus reserve, providing the electrical power required to operate equipment at the wellhead, metering, and dehydration sites. The dual-mode 65 kilowatt (kW) microturbines will allow the customer to generate power from production gas for on-site power delivering lower operational costs and reducing site emissions, Capstone said.

“One follow-on order from a customer is a good indication of satisfaction with our technology and service. A second follow-on shows that we have certainly earned the customer’s full faith that we deliver on our promises of reliability and lower emissions,” said Jeff Beiter, President of E-Finity Distributed Generation. “These critical power applications are located throughout the remote, harsh weather conditions of the Appalachian region and we are delivering power when and where it is needed.”

To date, Capstone has shipped over 10,000 units to 83 countries and estimates that in FY22, it saved customers over $213 million in annual energy costs and approximately 388,000 tons of carbon. Total savings over the last four years are estimated to be approximately $911 million in energy savings and approximately 1,503,100 tons of carbon savings.

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