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ICF Webinar: Meeting Conservation Targets in Ontario with Combined Heat and Power

ICF International provides Energy + Environment Intelligence Webinars on the second and last Tuesdays of every month.

Energy Recovery and Conservation

DATE: May 12, 2015
TIME: 11:30AM–12:30PM (Eastern)

In this webinar, ICF International experts examine the opportunity for behind-the-meter generation (BMG) using waste energy recovery (WER) and conservation combined heat and power (CCHP) in Ontario. The webinar provides an introduction to combined heat and power (CHP) in the context of the Conservation First program and describes the current market for BMG in terms of existing market and achievable opportunities in Ontario.

Discussion topics include:

  • Business case for CHP from utility and customer perspectives
  • Program rules for eligible projects
  • Recommended approaches to realize BMG opportunity
  • Specific types of BMG will be eligible for incentives under Ontario’s new Conservation First Framework, which will be in effect from 2015 to 2020. By focusing on CHP, local distribution companies (LDC) in Ontario will enhance their prospects for achieving Conservation First targets.

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Capstone Chosen for Energy Project to Upgrade Top Pork Producer in Lithuania

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 30, 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 received an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a leading pork producer in Lithuania.

Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015.

Fueled by biogas produced on site, the C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application along with an anaerobic digester, fuel compressor and heat exchanger. With energy efficiency levels approaching 80 percent, the innovative “green waste” energy system will convert organic solid waste into clean, renewable energy for the meat production facility. In addition, the exhaust from the microturbine will be captured to provide thermal heat at the highest efficiency possible.

Capstone microturbines were chosen for their ease of operation, low maintenance, low emissions, reliability and modular design. The cogeneration system will require minimal maintenance by the end user and without the need for any oil, lubricants or coolants.

According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, Lithuania is actively developing renewable energy sources (RES) from biomass and other sources to gain energy independence. The amount of energy generated from biofuels in Lithuania is the second highest in the EU per capita, and it is estimated that by 2020 the country will lead the EU in the quantity of biomass available for biofuel production.

“As Capstone further penetrates the global renewable energy market, we continue to deliver reliable smart power generation solutions and leverage leading-edge green waste conversion technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Food production facilities like these benefit from renewable energy production by meeting their zero-waste initiatives and achieving a boost in net efficiency,” added Crouse.

“I’m excited to see some of our distribution partners like Sarlin Oy have success in new geographies like Lithuania as global diversification is key to Capstone’s near-term and long-term revenue growth,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Today Capstone has 84 distribution partners worldwide with approximately 740 employees in 152 locations dedicated to the innovative Capstone products,” added Jamison.

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News Release: Energy Infrastructure in Spotlight during Nevada Economic Development Conference

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sheryl Gonzales

Project Manager

Western Nevada Development District

sgonzales@wndd.org

775-883-7333 X2000

The requirements for the energy infrastructure to meet future needs as well as the development of new energy technologies will be spotlighted during the Nevada Economic Development Conference May 19-21.

The two-day conference is expected to draw at least 350 of the region’s leaders for a wide-ranging discussion of Nevada’s economic path. It’s at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.

Register at www.wndd.org.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Tom Clark of Tom Clark Solutions will present on the state and local energy policies positively affecting Nevada.
  • Jeff Helion of Nevada Energy on innovative energy projects in Nevada.
  • Lauren Scott of Alkcon Corp. on bioenergy in Nevada.
  • Mark Williams of NV Energy on the electric network and energy resources.
  • Debra Gallo and Holly Lloyd of Southwest Gas on a plan for the natural gas infrastructure in northern Nevada.
  • Alden Hathaway of Atlanta-based Sterling Planet Inc. on renewable energy credits, white tags and carbon offsets.
  • Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer with Regatta Solutions will present on the efficiencies of combined heat and power production.
  • Mark Hauenstein of the consulting firm Technical Designs on deregulation to spur economic growth.
  • Rex Stock from Rebo Energy Inc., Cory Ebgert of Homestretch Energy, Wayne Baker from Aspen Engineering and Kevin Meyer from Mesa Energy Services will present on geothermal power – Harnessing the Power, Reap the Benefits.

The Nevada Economic Development Conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, and USDA Rural Development.

For additional information on registration, call 775-883-7333 ext. 2000.

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Capstone to Upgrade Melbourne Office Tower With Efficient Trigeneration Solution

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 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 received an order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the combined heat and power (CHP) momentum in Australia and comes on the heels of a January order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

The natural-gas-fueled C600 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide on-site primary power, hot water recovery and cooling to the Melbourne office tower every day of the year. The trigeneration project will ensure the office tower is highly efficient while also providing the building owner a significant economic benefit.

According to the Australia Department of the Environment National Energy Savings Initiative, energy efficiency is generally a low-cost source of abatement, which may reduce the cost of achieving Australia’s carbon reduction targets.

The environment-friendly system was designed to provide base load power with energy efficiency levels nearing 80 percent. Capstone microturbines empower businesses to achieve energy independence by reducing or eliminating their dependency on the utility.

“We are seeing an increasing number of businesses in Australia exploring environmental best practices and thus adopting CHP or CCHP technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines not only help customers reduce their carbon footprint, but they also help them to reach their economic and sustainability goals as well,” added Crouse.

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Capstone Microturbines to Convert Biogas Into Heat and Power for Irvine Water Recycling Plant

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 4, 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 received an order to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California with five C200 microturbines.

Regatta Solutions Inc., Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in early 2016. Once commissioned, the microturbines will cleanly and effectively operate on the biogas, or “green waste”, produced on-site from digestion of biosolids.

Capstone microturbines will be installed in a grid connect configuration to provide electricity to the recycling plant in parallel with the local utility. The site will include a biogas conditioning skid to compress the plant’s biogas for use in the microturbine engines. The microturbines are deployed in a combined heat and power (CHP) configuration. The exhaust from the microturbines will be captured using heat exchangers to provide hot water for process heating the plant, thus reducing the need for natural gas and providing the highest system efficiency possible.

The Irvine Ranch Water District serves Central Orange County under the provisions of the State of California Water Code. The district provides high-quality drinking water, reliable wastewater collection and treatment, recycled water programs, and environment-friendly urban runoff treatment.

The Irvine Ranch Water District chose Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines for their ability to meet local building and air emissions requirements as well as their proven field experience and service support. Capstone microturbines also meet SCAQMD BACT emissions levels that allow for a streamlined air emissions permitting process.

“Capstone microturbines offer redundancy and the ability to be sequenced to load follow automatically based on gas availability and the electrical loads at the site,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “With Capstone microturbines, businesses are able to reduce operational expenditures while simultaneously helping their local community,” added Crouse.

Read the original release and full details on CapstoneTurbine

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Capstone to Upgrade Top Northern California Brewery With Two C1000 Microturbines

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 2, 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 received an order for two C1000 microturbines to upgrade a top Northern California brewery.

Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year.  Two Capstone C1000 microturbines will replace the aging natural gas fuel cells currently powering the California brewery. Capstone microturbines can seamlessly meet changing facility demands and are flexible enough to allow for irregular daily load profiles, which effectively maximizes efficiency and reduces operating costs.

“The brewery, like many of our clients, vetted multiple technologies, including traditional reciprocating engines. However, the Capstone solution presented the best option, offering a clean emission technology to act as the base load for a smart grid installation,” said Steven Acevedo, President and CEO at Regatta Solutions.

The two Megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) system will be integrated with the existing solar PV system in a microgrid application to provide reliable on-site power and the ability to export any excess power generated. In addition, thermal energy from the microturbine exhaust will be captured through cogeneration and transferred to heat exchangers to provide space heating and hot water.

With Capstone’s patented emission technology, operations at the brewery will meet the state of California’s stringent emissions standards without the need for expensive and unreliable exhaust after treatment equipment. The units will be commissioned in a CHP heat recovery configuration so the plant’s total system efficiency will exceed 80 percent.

“Businesses are continuously looking for ways to enhance their core processes and become more energy efficient, reduce costs and be good stewards of the environment,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines are the ideal solution, helping businesses achieve energy independence by providing clean, reliable power at a lower cost than the utility,” added Crouse.

About Regatta Solutions, Inc. www.regattasp.com
Regatta Solutions enables success for a cleaner tomorrow. Under the leadership of President and CEO, Steven Acevedo, Regatta Solutions is the exclusive Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. The company provides solutions for oil and gas, data centers, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, food and beverage production, property management, landfills, digesters, waste water treatment, and utilities. Superb after-market service is available with Capstone’s “bumper to bumper” Factory Protection Plan. Regatta Solutions 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.

Read the original press release as well as additional details on Capstone Turbine Corporation.

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Hotel Nikko Boosts Green Initiatives with Capstone Microturbine Cogeneration Power System

(San Francisco, CA)—February 23, 2015—Hotel Nikko San Francisco recently installed two Capstone C65 (65kW) microturbines to increase energy efficiency by simultaneously generating electricity for the building’s power and thermal energy for the hotel’s hot water supply. Known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration, the exhaust heat captured from the microturbines is transferred to heat exchangers to be converted into thermal energy for hot water production.

The two low-emission, natural gas powered microturbines will generate over 1,000,000 kWh of electricity annually plus up to 830,000 BTU/hour for the building’s hot water needs. The microturbines are grid connected and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified. The system provides energy and hot water for the 25 story, 532-room hotel which features luxury suites, abundant meeting space, restaurants, a 140-seat entertainment venue, indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

The cogeneration system was sold and commissioned by Regatta Solutions, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, CA. Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone Turbine. Mark Hauenstein of Technical Designs, Engineer and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Project Administrator, provided project management for Takenaka Corporation (U.S.A.), the general contractor for the property. Installation was provided by Accu Temp Air.

As a nine-time EPA Energy Star Award Winner, Hotel Nikko maintains a long list of green initiatives that include water conservation, recycling, and composting. The cogeneration system allows Hotel Nikko to achieve several additional goals beyond reducing energy costs. With Capstone microturbines, the hotel can now maximize operational efficiency, as CHP requires less fuel to produce a given energy output. Producing power on-site also avoids transmission and distribution losses associated with traditional power generation. As a result of burning less fuel to produce each unit of energy, the CHP system will reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. From a facilities standpoint, the microturbine system minimizes risk and decreases exposure to utility rate increases.

“The microturbine performance is part of Hotel Nikko’s overall strategy to reduce both our energy usage and carbon footprint,” noted Mr. Hauenstein.

The Capstone C65 microturbine is a UL2200/UL1741 approved package with integrated turbine and power electronics that uses natural gas to produce electricity and low emission, usable exhaust heat. The microturbine uses this fuel to produce electricity in parallel with the utility grid as supplemental higher efficiency power. Integrated Combined Heat and Power (ICHP) modules connected atop the microturbine units capture exhaust heat and convert the thermal energy to produce hot water. Heat Exchanger controls maintain the required outlet water temperature.

“Hotel Nikko’s environmentally conscious leadership should be a model for every hotel as this smart power project adds to its legacy as a premier facility serving the city of San Francisco,” says Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions.



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About Regatta Solutions, Inc. www.regattasp.com

Regatta Solutions enables success for a cleaner tomorrow. As the exclusive Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, the company provides solutions for oil and gas, data centers, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, food and beverage production, property management, landfills, digesters, waste water treatment, and utilities. Superb after-market service is available with Capstone’s “bumper to bumper” Factory Protection Plan. Regatta Solutions 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.

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For more information:

Michelle Haynes, Director of Marketing

Regatta Solutions, Inc.

(949) 350-5335  |  mhaynes@regattasp.com

Regatta Solutions

27122 Paseo Espada, Suite 901

San Juan Capistrano, Ca 92675

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Video: Capstone Turbine Residential Combined Cooling Heat and Power (CCHP) Application

This full motion animation video shows how Capstone microturbines can be utilized in a residential cogeneration and trigeneration (CHP or CCHP) configuration to maximize efficiency and improve reliability over a traditional grid arrangement.

Capstone Residential

This Capstone Turbine video shows microturbines in a residential cogeneration and trigeneration (CHP or CCHP) configuration to maximize efficiency and improve reliability over a traditional grid arrangement.

Powering Up for Power-Gen 2014!

Power-Gen 2014 is just days away, and the Regatta Solutions team will be on site to answer questions for sites with high energy demands for Regan system 2

  • manufacturing
  • processing
  • chilling
  • data storage
  • HVAC
  • hot water

 

Steven Acevedo, President, and Mark Parriott, V.P. of Customer Service, will be available to meet with businesses, installers, and consultants who have questions about cogeneration projects based in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.









 

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WEFTEC 2014: Cogeneration Q&A at Regatta Solutions/Capstone Booth.

If you’re attending WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1), you’re concerned about the management of your project’s water resources. Water and energy are deeply connected, and cogeneration technology can ensure that you get the most from both resources.

Microturbines powered by biogas or natural gas generate electricity onsite and reduce utility demand, costs, and risks. And with cogeneration, you get a second helping of efficiency. The turbine exhaust heat pulls double duty as:

  • Hot water generation
  • Water pre-heating
  • Waste water disinfection for safe discharge or recycling

Bring your questions about power, hot water, and cogeneration and speak with a Regatta rep while you’re at the WEFTEC exhibition. To ensure we connect, book an appointment!

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WEFTEC 2014