Yesterday, Capstone Turbine Corporation, the clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it recently received 1.4MW of orders from E-Finity Distributed Generation for microturbines to be used for oil and gas operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale regions.
E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s distributor for the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays, has secured multiple orders totaling 1.4MW of electric power. The orders came from one of their largest Capstone customers.
The shale customer is turning to Capstone and E-Finity to power two new compressor station facilities in the state of New York. A Capstone C800 Series product will power one station and the other will have a C600 Series product. Both sites will have a heat exchanger paired with their Capstone system. The combined heat and power systems will provide both primary electric power and a water heating source for buildings and facility fuel gas heating.
E-Finity Distributed Generation also chose to invest in Capstone’s Factory Protection Plan, which will provide 24/7, year round maintenance for their turbines.
“It’s great to see our Oil & Gas customers take advantage of our clean waste heat and cogeneration, increasing their overall efficiency. In fact, these sites have the ability to be upwards of 75% efficient,” said Jeff Beiter, Managing Partner for E-Finity.
“Despite the precipitous drop in oil prices, shale gas production continues to expand just at a slower and more deliberate rate than a couple years ago,” stated Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine.
“Shale gas producers are focused on increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs in response to the drop in energy prices. Follow-on orders like this certainly indicate that major oil and gas producers are continuing to select Capstone’s efficient and low life cycle cost microturbines as their preferred option for their critical onsite power needs,” added Jamison.
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