Capstone awarded CHP contract in California

Capstone Turbine Corp. (Nasdaq:CPST) said it has received an order for the first 1 MW C1000 power package from an oil and gas producer in Southern California.

The C1000 be commissioned this spring in a combined heat and power (CHP) application. Rather than flare the waste gas, a byproduct from the drilling process, the C1000 will use the associated gas as fuel to generate electricity onsite to power the plant's pumps and infrastructure systems. The microturbine exhaust will heat water for the free-water knockout process--or three phase separator process--to separate gas, oil, and water.

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