Capstone Turbine Corporation
, through its recently-appointed distributor for California, Western Energy Systems, has received an order for a C600 unit to be installed at a food supplier's processing plant in California and used in a CHP application.
The microturbine is expected to be fully operational in the next couple of months.
The natural gas-fuelled C600 will supply 600 kW of electricity to the facility to reduce its purchased utility power.
At the same time, the microturbine’s exhaust energy will be captured to warm tanks of cooking oils.
In the event the plant loses grid power, the C600 will provide emergency back-up power.
Capstone's C600 power system is configured in a compact ISO container-style package that provides the same low emissions, low noise, high efficiency and extended maintenance benefits of the company’s C30, C65 and C200 offerings, says the company.
It features Capstone's patented air bearing, remote monitoring and diagnostic capabilities, and integrated utility synchronization and protection.