The Regatta Solutions team along with a number of Clients met with California Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian this last Friday at Capstone Turbine’s facility.  Leading the meeting was Capstone’s CEO Darren Jaminson.  We all were there to collectively support the legislative efforts of Assmblyman Nazarian with Assembly Bill 36 (AB36).

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AB 36 is critical to furthering California’s pursuit of a clean energy future and ensuring that all advanced distributed generation (DG) technologies capable of meeting the state’s stringent environmental standards are allowed to compete on a level playing field.

Regatta Solutions and Capstone Turbine support the California Clean Distributed Energy Coalition.  This coalition is highly supportive of public policies that promote clean energy and technological innovation and we are committed to assisting California in the pursuit of its ambitious clean energy goals.  California’s overall energy demand is expected to double by 2050 concurrent with substantial increases in renewable energy penetration.  This rapid growth reinforces the importance of deploying affordable, innovative and clean energy generation technologies capable of facilitating renewables integration while maintaining reliability.  The DG technologies that Capstone Turbine manufactures provide affordable, clean, and resilient onsite power on par with the highest performing fuel cells on the market and may be particularly valuable in California, where energy costs are extremely high.  We are part of the broader clean energy solution and are ready to be deployed now to meet the state’s growing demand while providing critical environmental, economic and social benefits.

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CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that its California distributor received an order for a C800 Signature Series microturbine to upgrade a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California.

Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016. The customer selected Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines due to their ability to provide 24/7 secure power while also meeting strict Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Best Available Control Technology (BACT) emissions levels, which allow the system to operate continuously and not just as a backup power source.

The natural gas-fueled C800S microturbine will be installed in dual mode to provide both prime and secure back up power for the facility. The electricity-only configuration will also mitigate first and second order power security threats, whether it be a utility grid failure or cut in fuel supply. Once installed, the microturbine energy system is expected to significantly reduce operating costs while also protecting highly sensitive manufacturing process loads. Additionally, the customer intends to expand their utilization of the microturbine by adding heat recovery equipment in 2017.

“We are seeing a growing number of companies that have created a multi-dimensional strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while delivering smarter, more resilient electric power to their enterprises,” said Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions. “Large, highly technical manufacturing processes will continue to look for operational cost savings while complying with environmental regulation and maintaining secure power to their facilities. Capstone’s technology has the ability to do all three of these things,” added Mr. Acevedo.

“Pharmaceutical companies require a steady and reliable source of energy to develop their products as efficiently as possible and Capstone is dedicated to helping these businesses achieve high energy availability and operational efficiency while working toward their goals for long-term sustainability,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone has shipped approximately 8,800 Capstone Microturbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, China and Singapore.

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is used in the federal securities laws, about further expansion into CHP applications, the advantages of our CHP applications, and their ability to provide secure power, reduce operating costs, protect sensitive manufacturing process loads, and meet emission levels. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “objective,” “intend,” “targeted,” “plan” and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in Capstone’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone’s actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

“Capstone” and “Capstone Microturbine” are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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steve-speaking-building-maintenance-management-expoMicrogrids are the optimal energy solution for sustainability, resilience and cost effectiveness.

Steve Acevedo spoke today on real life examples from breweries to manufacturing, to focus on how microgrids are sized and designed to increase business resiliency as well as the impact they can have on a operating costs.  By combining solar power, battery storage and cogeneration, microgrids are the future of the built environment.

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Microgrids offer resiliency for a greener tomorrow:

Regatta Solutions is a full service energy solutions provider, from energy efficiency to Solar, Battery Storage, Cogeneration and Microgrids to improve energy resiliency.

The EPA is a hosting a webinar on the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. This program is made up of companies that are “implementing cost-effective energy efficiency improvements that save money, create jobs, promote energy security, and strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector.”

Full details and registration

The program will offer ideas on ways to:regatta-ieewg 

  • reduce the energy intensity of your manufacturing supply chain
  • cut back on water use
  • move your energy management from basic operations into a C-suite strategy

Title: Better Buildings, Better Plants Look Ahead
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Webinar topics include:

  • Reducing energy intensity in manufacturing supply chains – DOE is working with select Better Plants Partners to deliver technical assistance and improve energy management within their supply chains
  • Cutting back on industrial water use – Through the Better Plants Challenge, seven manufacturers have set water reduction targets and agreed to share industry-leading best practices with the public
  • Water and wastewater sector outreach – DOE is expanding the Better Plants Program to partner with water and wastewater treatment plants, which face unique challenges in managing energy use within their facilities
  • Expanded In-Plant Training opportunities – New training topics will be explored in 2015, including a special focus on strategic energy management; DOE has already trained over 750 participants and helped identify more than 2.5 trillion Btus in energy savings and $14 million in cost savings through these events.

 

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it recently received an order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is scheduled to be installed in June 2015 and is the first of many similar systems Optimal plans to install in the Sydney CBD.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Australian natural gas production has increased sharply over the past decade as a result of new projects. This combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) project will provide base load electricity, hot water recovery and cooling to the Sydney CBD building on-site via natural gas fired microturbines. Deployment in a trigeneration application will ensure the building is upgraded to maximize the efficiency of the power generated, while also reducing the payback period.

Capstone’s unique microturbine power generation system was chosen for its low emission capabilities. Unlike many reciprocating engine generators, Capstone microturbines are compliant with current and future emissions regulations as well as green building best practices, without requiring any exhaust after treatment. The environment-friendly system was designed for continuous operation, providing constant base load power with energy efficiency levels of approximately 80 percent. There are often size restrictions for power generation systems in multi-level buildings, but Capstone’s compact microturbines make for a perfect fit — even with limited space to work with.

“A growing regional demand for natural gas and further investment in the country’s reserves have led Australia to produce enough gas to cover its consumption and make it a leading gas exporter,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “With power costs continuing to rise, we are pleased to see an increasing number of Australian businesses taking advantage of Capstone microturbines to reduce their cost of power and emission profile via cogeneration and trigeneration,” added Crouse.

Dvine tomatoes on vineCHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 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 from Optimal Group for three C1000 microturbines to upgrade D’VineRipe’s 27 hectare glasshouse located at Two Wells in South Australia.
Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be installed and commissioned in April 2015. Earlier this year, Capstone received an order from Optimal Group for fifty C65 microturbines with integrated heat exchangers for the launch of its microturbine based rental fleet. The D’VineRipe glasshouse project will increase the total amount of Capstone microturbine power in Australia to 18MW.
According to the National Farmers’ Federation, 99 percent of Australian farm businesses are family owned and operated. Agricultural commodities play a vital role in Australia, contributing to social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
D’VineRipe is one of the largest producers of glasshouse grown tomatoes in Australia. The facility is fully reliant on power from diesel generators to help produce quality vine ripened tomatoes for local markets. As a part of its Two Wells site expansion, D’VineRipe explored solutions that would both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide more reliable power. The benefits of implementing Capstone microturbines and the flexibility of the application made for an easy decision to switch from the facility’s aging diesel generator sets.
This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

“We were attracted to the Capstone Microturbine technology with its ability to respond rapidly to load fluctuations due to its unique inverter based control system and onboard battery pack,” said Byron Mason, Project Manager for D’VineRipe. “The three natural gas powered C1000s will reduce our reliance on diesel, reduce our cost of power, and reduce our CO2 emissions. The Capstone Microturbine solution will be the backbone of our future power needs,” added Mason.
“Electricity prices in Australia have nearly doubled over the past few years,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “We see Australia and South America as potentially high growth markets as local businesses start exploring the economic and environmental advantages our microturbines offer over conventional reciprocating diesel generators,” added Crouse.

Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer of Regatta Solutions, will be presenting on Microturbine CHP Applications at the upcoming ACEE Lunch Meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott – Sherman Oaks, Friday, October 17, 2014 from 11:45AM to 1:15PM.

Customers operating facilities with steam, hot water, or chilled water loads can increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs implementing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solutions. Mark’s presentation covers various topics to help engineers understand:

  • current market drivers
  • ideal customer profile
  • regulatory requirements
  • incentive opportunities
  • use of Microturbines in CHP applications.

Fees for the Luncheon are $30 for Members and $35 for non-Members payable to ACEE. See you there!!

Date/Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:30AM.

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott – Sherman Oaks: 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

For more information, contact Michelle Haynes at (949) 350-5335 or mhaynes@RegattaSP.com.

 

CHP Resilience Panel: Distributed Generation for Business Critical Facilities

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The Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Association will host a moderated panel on CHP Resilience at its annual meeting on October 16, 2014. The panel will discuss the role CHP can play to meet resiliency needs for business critical facilities such as data centers. Moderated by Rick Tidball of ICF International, the panel will offer insights from Cherif Youssef of Sempra Utilities, Michael Lozano of the California Energy Commission, and Mark Gilbreth of Regatta Solutions, Inc. Together, they will address:

  • funding options
  • hurdles
  • hybrid uninterrupted power supply (UPS)
  • applications of distributed generation to California’s energy resiliency
  • other market segments that should be looking into resiliency capabilities.

If you have concerns and ideas about your facility’s vulnerability to weather-related outages and other grid interruptions, let’s set up a phone appointment. 


For more information on the CHP Annual Conference, visit the conference page.

 

Steven Acevedo, founder and CEO of Regatta Solutions, Inc. will lead a breakout session on the benefits for Data Centers implementing Cogeneration on October 8, 2014, at the Fall Technology and Market Assessment Forum (TMAF) in Los Angeles.

Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone Microturbines. The turbines are used in onsite energy projects when an organization needs to increase energy efficiency and/or decrease vulnerability to weather-related outages and other grid interruptions.

The breakout session will cover

  • business drivers for cogen systems (financial and environmental)
  • data center case studies
  • microturbine and cogen unit operation
  • applications at data centers
  • hybrid uninterrupted power supply units (UPS)
  • utility interconnection
  • related equipment
  • maintenance, warranties, and financing

For more details on the Fall TMAF event, visit the Energy Solutions Center page.

If you have questions about the energy preparedness of your data center or other business critical site, let’s arrange a phone call to review your concerns and ideas.