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