Megawatt Unit to Help Put Flare Gas to Work in Canada
Southern California’s Capstone Turbine reports an order for a C1000 microturbine to be installed at a power generation facility owned by Kineticor Resource Corp. Kineticor is a Canadian energy services company that provides customized and onsite power generation solutions effectively converting by-product gas to usable power.
Capstone’s distributor Horizon Power Systems secured the order. The unit is expected to be commissioned in October.
“The grid connect C1000 microturbine will utilize the associated gas, also known as flare gas, produced by a central Saskatchewan energy company through a successfully negotiated power purchase agreement,” Capstone says, adding that its C1000 was chosen for fuel economics and its ability to effectively run on gas with high levels of hydrogen sulfide.
High Sulfide Gas Gives Capstone an Edge
“Throughout western Canada Horizon Power Systems has seen more interest in using highly reliable Capstone microturbines to convert flare gas to useable energy,” said Horizon president Sam Henry says in Capstone’s Kineticor announcement.
“The fuel flexibility of Capstone microturbines is a critical competitive advantage,” he said. “The high level of hydrogen sulfide in this fuel makes traditional reciprocating engine generator sets and other power sources difficult to employ, but Capstone microturbines operate seamlessly across a wide variety of fuels.”
“Strict guidelines have been imposed under the Saskatchewan Energy and Resource Directive S-10 to reduce the flaring, incinerating and venting of associated gas,” said Jim Crouse, executive sales and marketing VP at Capstone.
“Capstone microturbines can efficiently run on this often wasted resource to generate clean energy for end users,” he said.Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a premium subscription.
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