March 29, 2013 – EPA Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership recognizes Capstone’s 2012 avoided greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, Capstone’s reported CHP projects avoided emissions of more than 316,000 metric tons – equal to the estimated generation of electricity used annually by 39,342 homes. The total avoided emissions for all reported Capstone Turbine Corporation CHP projects is estimated at more than 3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources.
EPA established the CHP Partnership in 2001 to encourage cost-effective CHP projects in the United States. The Partnership is a voluntary program that promotes high-efficiency CHP technology to reduce the environmental impact of power generation.
As of May 2012, the Partnership has more than 400 partners dedicated to promoting and installing CHP.