CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 27, 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 eight C65 microturbines to upgrade the Syracuse VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Syracuse, New York.
GEM Energy, Capstone’s distributor in New York, secured the order. The Albany office of CHA Companies is managing the design of the power plant, which has been commissioned by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Additionally, this is the second order from a major New York health treatment facility within the past two months.
The Syracuse VAMC chose clean-and-green Capstone microturbines to improve their energy efficiency and grid reliability, as well as reduce utility energy consumption. The eight natural gas powered microturbines will be used in an integrated combined heat and power (ICHP) application to produce 520kW of electricity and hot water for the medical center. With project constraints around available space for the CHP plant, Capstone’s microturbines were a perfect fit with the least amount of noise and vibration.
Capstone microturbines meet the strictest worldwide emissions standards and are ideal for mission critical businesses looking to utilize uncontaminated exhaust heat for cogeneration. The microturbine system will provide the Syracuse VAMC a solid economic return while reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing regular maintenance.
“Hospitals are ideal applications for combined heat and power systems since they require heat and electricity on a continuous basis. The Capstone microturbines provide improved efficiency and the added reliability and certainty needed for these facilities,” said Hussein Shousher, President of GEM Energy. “Capstone microturbines are the preferred combined heat and power solution for hospitals like the VAMC in Syracuse, and we have recently completed installations for other hospitals in New York, Ohio and Michigan,” added Shousher.
“Critical power supply facilities like hospitals and medical centers require reliable power every day of the year,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone installed its first units at a Kaiser facility in 2003, and an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare facilities around the globe are selecting Capstone products to provide power generation solutions that are not only reliable but also cost-effective in today’s more competitive and cost-conscious healthcare environment,” added Crouse.