Horizon Power Systems Named Energy Champion

April  2017 – Horizon Power Systems received an Energy Champion Award from the Utah chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering energy costs with microturbine technology.

Horizon Power is the exclusive distributor of Capstone Turbine microturbines in the Rocky Mountain region, Gulf States and several Canadian provinces. Jeff Dixon, Corporate Account Manager for Horizon Power in Utah, accepted the Energy Champion Award on behalf of the company.

The company received the award for projects that lowered energy costs and reduced emissions at an international high-tech manufacturer and a multi-national non-profit. Horizon expects the manufacturer’s project will pay for itself in 4.5 years; the non-profit’s in just 3.6 years.

In addition, the non-profit is reducing its ongoing energy costs through a combined heat and power system that simultaneously provides electricity for the building and thermal energy to produce hot water. Three C65 Capstone microturbines that each produces 65-kilowatts of power replaced two aging hot water boilers and eliminated the need for a diesel backup power generator.

“Jeff and Horizon Power Systems are proactive in promoting combined heat and power technology across the state,” said Robert Hooper, BEP, Vice President of Service for Comfort Systems USA and President of the Utah Association of Energy Engineers. “As an industry leader, Horizon Power is not only passionate about providing efficient energy systems but more importantly addressing the impact on people and the environment.”

With only one moving part, highly reliable Capstone microturbines average 99 percent power availability. They require less maintenance than conventional power sources and are extremely efficient (85 percent or more in combined heat and power applications). Capstone microturbines are proven to reduce energy costs and facility downtime while producing ultra-low emissions.

AEE presents the award annually to recognize those companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions in promoting and implementing energy efficiency in the state of Utah.

The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a nonprofit professional society of over 16,000 members in 89 countries whose mission is “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.”  This includes government, military, private sector, public utilities, public schools, higher education, and more.

For more information, contact Jeff Dixon at Horizon Power Systems at jdixon@horizonpowersystems.com


Horizon Power Secures 3.3MW Order from Repeat Customer

March 2017 — Horizon Power Systems secured an order for 12 Capstone Turbine C65 microturbines, three C600S Signature Series microturbines, and a C800S Signature Series microturbine for a repeat oil and gas customer in the San Juan Basin.

“This is our second oil and gas order in our territory in less than a month,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems. “This customer has installed over 180 Capstone units over the years. As the oil and gas industry rebounds, we’re seeing increased interest in our microturbines.”

Horizon Power is Capstone’s largest distributor in the Americas, with a territory that stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northwest Territories in Canada. For the U.S. oil and gas industry, it sells and services microturbines in the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Mancos, Permian, San Juan, and Wattenberg shale plays.

All 16 microturbines will provide prime power to oil production sites, production measurement operations, and transportation pipelines, and be fueled by wellhead gas. Horizon expects to commission the units in increments starting this summer.

Henry noted that the customer chose the Capstone microturbines for their low emissions profile, low maintenance, and reliable power generation capabilities in remote locations.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico contains one of the largest demonstrated natural gas reserves in the United States. New Mexico is among the top 10 states in the nation in per capita natural gas consumption with the electric power sector being the largest consumer in the state.

“We are seeing increased interest especially in our new world class Signature Series product offering,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Signature Series microturbines incorporate several system and design upgrades.


Horizon Power Sells Capstone’s First C600S Microturbine Packaged in 3-Bay Container to Fortune 500 Producer

March 2017 – A Fortune 500 oil and gas producer recently added another Capstone Turbine microturbine to its fleet — Capstone Turbine’s first C600 Signature Series microturbine packaged in a three-bay container.  The 600-kilowatt microturbine, sold by Capstone distributor Horizon Power Systems, will power a natural gas compression station in southern Wyoming.

“We’ve worked with this customer for several years,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power. “Nearly all their sites are remote, so the microturbines’ low maintenance and reliable power have been key factors in their decisions to purchase Capstone microturbines.”

Natural gas from a nearby pipeline will fuel the dual mode C600S microturbine that will provide primary power to the compression station. Although Capstone has smaller units running across Wyoming, the larger C600S microturbine will be the first in the state.

Horizon Power serves producers in the Eagle Ford, Permian, Barnett, Mancos, San Juan, and Wattenberg Shale plays. Capstone expects the order to ship the next few weeks. It likely will be commissioned later this fall.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wyoming supplies more energy to other states and has more federal oil and natural gas leases than any other state. Wyoming produced 6.2 percent of the nation’s marketed natural gas in 2015, and continues to rank as one of the top 10 natural gas producing states in the United States.

“We are seeing a steady increase in our global oil and gas business,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Repeat oil and gas customers like this help solidify Capstone’s position as the microturbine market leader and the preferred go-to power solution in the recovering oil and gas market. The new three-bay enclosure is a new benefit as customers across all our market verticals enjoy smaller and lighter packages that are less costly to ship and easier to install.”

The new three-bay C600S enclosure is lighter and offers a smaller footprint than the original. All C600S and C800S microturbines will feature a smaller, more efficiently designed enclosure beginning April 1, 2017.