Canadian Service Co. to Distribute Capstone Microturbines
Capstone Turbine Corp., of Woodland Hills, CA, has announced a
two-year, 126-unit order for its microturbine power systems from
Mariah Energy, a leading Canadian energy service provider based in
As an original equipment manufacturer, Mariah Energy will resell
or deploy the Capstone MicroTurbine as a component of their Heat
PlusPower micro-cogeneration packages worldwide. Mariah Energy
began working with the Capstone MicroTurbine system last year in a
combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project at a commercial/residential
building in Calgary. The system's unique approach to converting the
clean exhaust of the Capstone MicroTurbine maximizes the system's
total efficiency to more than 80%, the companies claim.
"Almost all centralized power plant generation for the province
of Alberta is coal-fired. Efficiency is about 30%, and a portion of
that is lost in getting it to the end-user. Heat generated is
simply wasted, and a lot of pollutants are being generated in the
process," said Paul Liddy, president of Mariah Energy.
"Our Capstone MicroTurbine-based solution offers triple the
efficiency, near-zero emissions, heat and power costs lower than
utility rates, and protection from outages. And with the ability to
sell unused electricity back to the grid, often at a margin of
several hundred percent, we can add further to a customer value
proposition," Liddy said.
The 126 systems will combine Mariah's exclusive heat exchangers,
load management equipment and electronic controls with the Capstone
microturbine. The "distributed micro-utility," with all equipment
operated from a web-based central dispatch and control facility,
will be installed at no capital cost to the customer. Mariah takes
responsibility for all operational and maintenance aspects, billing
the end-user solely for energy delivered.
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