businesswire | March 23, 2023
Capstone Green Energy Corporation, a global leader in carbon reduction and on-site resilient green energy solutions, announced that Horizon Power Systems, Capstone’s exclusive distributor for the Rocky Mountain States, Western Canada, Oklahoma, and Arizona, secured a follow-on order for two Capstone C1000 Signature Series microturbines. The order is scheduled to be commissioned during the third quarter of 2023.
“Capstone microturbines create loyal customers, and this order is a great example. This customer has been using Capstone Green Energy microturbine technology since 2010, and continues to return for additional systems,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Green Energy. “They have implemented our low emission systems at multiple, remote, unstaffed facilities across their operations in Wyoming. Capstone microturbines continue to deliver reliable, low-emission power where the customer needs it most.”
The microturbine will power a remote natural gas compression facility and run on high-pressure natural gas (HPNG). The customer indicated that it selected Capstone based on its ongoing, positive experiences with Capstone products. Their current equipment has operated continuously for several years, despite being subjected to harsh conditions and extreme weather events.
“The customer’s current fleet of 15 microturbines have an average 99% uptime,” said Sam Henry, President of Horizon Power Systems. “The company knows the reliability and low maintenance of microturbine-based energy systems. Even with the catastrophic storms that have rolled through the Basin this year, the microturbine fleet has maintained its near-perfect uptime. Capstone microturbines meet Wyoming’s stringent air quality rules and make permitting very easy,” added Henry.
About Capstone Green Energy
Capstone Green Energy is a leading provider of customized microgrid solutions and on-site energy technology systems focused on helping customers around the globe meet their environmental, energy savings, and resiliency goals. Capstone Green Energy focuses on four key business lines. Through its Energy as a Service (EaaS) business, it offers rental solutions utilizing its microturbine energy systems and battery storage systems, comprehensive Factory Protection Plan (FPP) service contracts that guarantee life-cycle costs, as well as aftermarket parts. Energy Generation Technologies (EGT) are driven by the Company's industry-leading, highly efficient, low-emission, resilient microturbine energy systems offering scalable solutions in addition to a broad range of customer-tailored solutions, including hybrid energy systems and larger frame industrial turbines. The Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) business line designs and installs microgrid storage systems creating customized solutions using a combination of battery technologies and monitoring software. Through Hydrogen & Sustainable Products (H2S), Capstone Green Energy offers customers a variety of hydrogen products, including the Company's microturbine energy systems.
businesswire | April 26, 2023
Vicinity Energy, a national decarbonization leader with an extensive portfolio of district energy systems across the United States, announces today that the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has made its decision regarding Philadelphia Gas Works' (PGW) efforts to increase Vicinity’s gas transportation rates. The decision requires PGW to conduct a full rate case to determine the appropriate rates and will ensure fair and legal pricing for gas transportation. This decision will allow Vicinity customers an affordable and sustainable path forward to achieve net zero emissions goals with district energy.
In February 2021, PGW provided Vicinity with proposed new rates that drastically increased Vicinity’s gas transportation costs by up to 1,000% and presented a radical change in contract terms. Read the October 2021 formal complaint filed by Vicinity with the Pennsylvania PUC, contesting the cost increase and unacceptable contract terms. PGW also falsely claimed that Vicinity was receiving a subsidized rate, which the PUC states directly contradicts PGW's position in every prior PGW base rate proceeding.
As a long-standing community member, Vicinity remains committed to Philadelphia. Vicinity will continue delivering affordable, sustainable energy solutions to decarbonize the City, its customers, and neighborhoods where its employees and families live and work. Vicinity is leading the energy transition with its electrification plans and will continue to pursue alternatives to PGW's gas transportation service.
"Philadelphia deserves a clean, fossil-free future," states Bill DiCroce, president and CEO of Vicinity Energy. "We are grateful to the Pennsylvania PUC commissioners and staff for their thorough and thoughtful deliberation and are pleased with the decision. While the decision does not fully conclude our dispute with PGW, the PUC's direction and observations regarding PGW's deviation from its prior practices support our commitment to obtaining fair and legal pricing for the gas transportation services provided by PGW. We continue to make our customers our top priority and will continue to offer a decarbonized path forward to meet their sustainability goals."
PGW is responsible for contributing 4.6 million tons of carbon equivalent emissions to the region’s carbon budget and has admitted that its antiquated low-pressure distribution system leaks 1 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. PGW conducted a diversification study launched by Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, and the City has publicly stated that it can only reach its decarbonization targets by reducing the carbon emissions from thermal energy. As a fossil fuel-supplying entity, PGW’s future is uncertain.
In Philadelphia, Vicinity's district energy steam system avoids over 300,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually compared to individual onsite gas boilers. Vicinity's combined heat and power (CHP) technology, also known as cogeneration, at its Grays Ferry facility in South Philadelphia is 20% more efficient than even the most advanced combined-cycle gas turbine power plants. Vicinity’s steam is a low-carbon, clean option for customers to lower their carbon footprint today. Vicinity's path to decarbonizing its operations using renewable energy sources to power electric boilers, industrial-scale heat pumps, and thermal storage is underway. In 2022, Vicinity launched its renewable carbon-free eSteamTM product to meet the needs of customers and cities to achieve sustainability goals.
About Vicinity Energy
Vicinity Energy is a clean energy company that owns and operates an extensive portfolio of district energy systems across the United States. Vicinity produces and distributes reliable, clean steam, hot water, and chilled water to over 230 million square feet of building space nationwide. Vicinity continuously invests in its infrastructure and the latest technologies to accelerate the decarbonization of commercial and institutional buildings in city centers. Vicinity is committed to achieving net zero carbon across its portfolio by 2050.
prnewswire | May 03, 2023
Catalyst Power Holdings LLC ("Catalyst Power"), an integrated provider of cleaner energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector, is launching service in Southwestern Ohio. Catalyst Power provides a range of cleaner energy solutions to Ohio businesses, including custom-priced energy service, Connected Microgrids, EV Charging, and other onsite solar projects that allow companies to reduce energy costs, monetize their roof, meet sustainability goals, and ensure energy resilience. New Federal legislation, passed last year, provides generous incentives for businesses that add clean energy onsite. Initially, Catalyst Power's cleaner energy solutions are available to customers of Duke Energy in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties.
"Ohio businesses have a fantastic opportunity to significantly reduce their energy costs–and generate new sources of revenue with solar energy. We're thrilled to be entering the Ohio market to help businesses–which pay among the highest energy prices in the country– save while building their long-term sustainability," said Gabriel Phillips, CEO of Catalyst Power Holdings. "Ohio's middle market has been underserved for too long. They are an important part of America's economy that deserves access to all the benefits of cheaper, cleaner energy–we're here to help them."
Catalyst Power develops innovative energy supply solutions for commercial and industrial companies, with a focus on a first-of-its-kind network of Connected Microgrids, a no-up-front-cost custom solution using onsite solar panels, battery storage with optional back-up generators, as well as retail power and gas supply. The company utilizes a proprietary technology platform that provides a fresh perspective on data to identify, underwrite, fund, and provide accessible renewable solutions to customers while operating more cost-effective onsite energy projects for our retail energy clients.
About Catalyst Power Holdings LLC
Catalyst Power Holdings LLC is an independent, integrated provider of cleaner energy solutions for the commercial and industrial sector through commercial energy, customized Connected Microgrid solutions, and community solar to underserved middle-market commercial and industrial end-use customers, improving the overall efficiency and environmental impact of their supply. Catalyst Power is a portfolio company of BP Energy Partners, LLC. More info: www.catalystpower.com