Traditional backup generation sets are often considered only as idle assets and can be unreliable when you need them the most. Mission critical facilities require a power generation solution that is more reliable and efficient than what a typical utility can provide. Capstone’s critical power supply portfolio features the world’s only microturbine-powered Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS) solution that delivers the reliability and performance critical facilities require. When operating in “Dual Mode”, Capstone microturbines can easily transition from continuous power mode to standby power mode.
A C65 microturbine produces electricity for Wintershall Holding GmbH, in Großaitingen, Germany and uses heat exhaust to warm facility buildings, process heating, and to heat pipelines. "We are producing electricity from the turbine which we use here in the facility. We are producing about 40 percent of our electricity needs here at the plant. In the future we are thinking about using the heat from the turbine for our facilities, building, process heat, and also for heating our pipelines. We are very satisfied at the moment with the turbine and what we got as a result of the test."