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Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST) Receives Order from Nation’s Largest Natural Gas Distribution Utility to Provide Hybrid UPS for Green Data Center

Capstone Turbine, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, received an order from California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the nation’s largest natural gas utility, for three patented C65 Hybrid Uninterruptible Power Source (Hybrid UPS) to be installed at the company’s data center.

The world’s first UPS system that integrates low-emission microturbines directly with a dual-conversion UPS, Capstone’s Hybrid UPS provides low-emission and highly reliable power for mission-critical loads.

Regatta Solutions, Inc., Capstone’s Southern California distributor, secured the order that features several Hybrid UPS microturbines deployed for critical load application. The Hybrid UPS provides an alternative to traditional UPS solutions and can easily integrate with an absorption chiller to create a combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system which provides IT-grade power (eight 9’s reliability), facility heat, and chilled water for space cooling.

SoCalGas’s data center, located in Monterey Park, California, will be outfitted with Capstone Hybrid UPS microturbine units and an advanced double-effect Thermax exhaust-fired absorption chiller. The turbines will generate clean-and-green power onsite that will support critical loads. The microturbines will utilize clean waste-heat energy to drive the absorption chiller to meet the data center’s cooling needs in the summer and support heating needs in the winter.

SoCalGas operates in more than 500 Southern California communities, providing safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers. The company’s services a territory that encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles.

“When used in a UPS application, the Capstone Hybrid UPS units emit ultra-low greenhouse-gas emissions and do not produce hazardous materials common with traditional battery-based UPS systems, which makes them the optimal clean-and-green power system for SoCalGas,” commented Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Since its market introduction in 2008, Capstone’s Hybrid UPS has proven to be a key component of green, energy-efficient data centers,” stated Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “In addition to its reliability and economic benefits, Capstone’s Hybrid UPS can be used in a CCHP application, making it extremely efficient.”

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