A CCHP system with six C65 Capstone microturbines generates electrical, thermal and cooling power, and provides 98% uptime and more than 80% energy efficiency. F-D-S plans to install six more microturbines.
F-D-S Manufacturing Video
Key to the center’s energy savings are 12 patented Hybrid UPS Capstone microturbines that power the entire facility. Capstone’s Hybrid UPS is the first onsite power system to integrate clean-and-green C65 microturbines directly with a dual-conversion UPS to provide power for mission-critical loads.
13 C60 and C65 Capstone microturbines operate as secondary mains for this company’s worldwide IT communications support system. The system has expanded twice to allow for electrical load growth.
The 100,000-square-foot Presidential Library gets 95% of its energy from 16 Capstone C60 Microturbines, which provide the heating and cooling for the buildings through a CCHP application. Direct exhaust-fired absorption chillers capture thermal energy from the microturbines to provide 387-tons of refrigeration for cooling the Library and Pavilion.
Standard and UPSource Capstone C65 microturbines continually operate the critical facility that is completely power independent. The government’s first energy audit found an overall 30% energy savings since the site’s commissioning in 2009, as compared to equivalent facilities in the country.
A propane-fueled Capstone C65 microturbine parallels load with solar, wind, and renewable power technologies that together make up the microgrid at Oncor’s 150,000-square-foot facility.
A Capstone C30 microturbine at the LEED-certified facility works in conjunction with a heat exchanger to produce electricity and hot water to heat the building.
Serving Davidow Hall, a large on-campus facility, three C65 Capstone microturbines produce more than 80% of the building’s electricity and 100% of its heating and cooling. The microturbines are dual-mode, which allows for them to provide back-up power when utility power goes down.
Since the rooftop CCHP system that includes four C60 Capstone microturbines was commissioned in 2005, the hotel has reduced its energy consumption 20% and saved an estimated $120,000 each year in energy costs.
Ten microturbines use waste methane gas from the wastewater plant to generate up to 300kW of electrical power (2,300MW per year). The microturbines’ waste heat maintains the proper 95°F temperature in the digesters and heats buildings in the winter.
Sheboygan Wastewater Treatment Plant Video
A Capstone C65 microturbine generates electricity using microbe-produced methane gas.
Durango Wastewater Treatment Plant Video
When energy bills topped $63,000 per month and service of the plant’s four internal combustion engines required a hefty 110 gallons (416 liters) of oil every 700 hours of operating time, plant officials knew it was time to update its 23-year-old cogeneration system.
In the past, methane gas produced each year by 650,000 tons of waste was burned off in an open flare. Today this renewable energy is captured and used to fuel 24 C30 Capstone microturbines that produce electricity the landfill sells back to the utility.
This large dairy farm has converted manure from 1,000 cows into 30kW of clean, green electricity produced by microturbines. In addition, heat from the process is reused to heat the farm’s 700-square-foot concrete liquid/ solid separator building.
In 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power Partnership recognized Horizon Power Systems for its achievement in reducing thousands of metric tons of carbon pollution with combined heat and power (CHP). The Partnership cited that in 2014, a CHP system installed by Horizon Power Systems resulted in an estimated 3,530 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources. Additionally, the project avoided emissions of more than 541 metric tons, equal to those from the generation of electricity used annually by 74 homes.