Order Brings Eagle Ford Microturbine Power to 59MW

July 2015 – Microturbine power in South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale Play has reached 59 megawatts after a recent follow-on order with Horizon Power Systems for two Capstone C1000 MicroTurbines.

Averaging 99 percent availability, the two rugged and reliable C1000 microturbines will generate 2MW of prime power to compression stations using natural gas produced onsite.

“With this order, Horizon Power Systems has delivered 59MW of robust microturbine power to the Eagle Ford Shale Play,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems. “The consistent reliability and near non-stop runtime of the units at manned and unmanned sites, paired with our unparalleled customer service, has led to multiple follow-on orders from Eagle Ford producers.”

Capstone microturbines are extremely viable for remote oil and gas sites, even in the harshest conditions. They require significantly less scheduled maintenance than traditional power systems and can power production without access to the local utility grid. Additionally, the area’s producers and mid-stream operators find that the microturbines’ ultra-low emissions support their environmental initiatives.

“Eagle Ford is the largest oil and gas development in the world based on capital invested. I am pleased that Horizon and Capstone continue to significantly contribute to its development,” Henry added.

Horizon Power Systems is Capstone’s exclusive oil and gas distributor for the Eagle Ford, Permian, Barnett, Mancos, San Juan, and Wattenberg shale plays.

The project is expected to be commissioned in November 2015.

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems. “Shale gas producers are focused on increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs in response to the drop in energy prices,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “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.”

Kineticor Chooses Capstone Microturbines

July 2015 – Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to be installed at a power generation facility owned by Kineticor Resource Corporation, a Canadian energy services company focused on providing customized and reliable onsite power generation solutions for the resources sector. Kineticor builds, owns and operates power generation equipment that effectively converts associated gas to power.

Capstone’s distributor Horizon Power Systems secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015. The grid connect C1000 microturbine will utilize the associated gas, also known as flare gas, produced by a central Saskatchewan energy company through a successfully negotiated power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kineticor. Capstone microturbines were chosen for fuel economics as well as their ability to effectively run on gas with high levels of hydrogen sulfide.

According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Canada is the world’s fifth-largest natural gas producer and has enough natural gas reserves to meet current national energy demand for the next 300 years. Additionally, about 30 percent of Canada’s entire energy needs are met by natural gas.

“Throughout western Canada Horizon Power Systems has seen more interest in using highly reliable Capstone microturbines to convert flare gas to useable energy,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems. “The fuel flexibility of Capstone microturbines is a critical competitive advantage. The high level of hydrogen sulfide in this fuel makes traditional reciprocating engine generator sets and other power sources difficult to employ, but Capstone microturbines operate seamlessly across a wide variety of fuels.”

“Strict guidelines have been imposed under the Saskatchewan Energy and Resource Directive S-10 to reduce the flaring, incinerating and venting of associated gas,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines can efficiently run on this often wasted resource to generate clean energy for end users,” added Crouse.