Microturbines
Chiquita Water Plant
Location: USA
Operator: Santa Margarita Water Dist
Configuration:  4 X 30 kW C30 turbines CHP
Operation: 2001-2003
Fuel: digester gas
T/G supplier: Capstone
Quick facts: The first two turbines were donated by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) as part of their program to provide clean auxiliary power during periods of peak demand on the grid. The machines are fueled by anaerobic digester gas from the reclamation plant and waste heat is used to heat the digesters.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 24 Jun 2008

CU Rec Center
Location: USA
Operator: University of Colorado
Configuration:  1 X 30 kW C30 turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Capstone
Quick facts: The microturbine powers and heats the CU Rec Center swimming pool. It was developed as a cooperative effort of the CU Facilities Management department, the Colorado Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and Capstone.

Photograph courtesy of University of Colorado
Posted 15 Dec 2004

Harrogate Hydro Pool
Location: England
Operator: Harrogate Hydro Pool
Configuration: 1 X 100 kW CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Turbec

Photograph courtesy of Turbec AB
Posted 24 Mar 2002

Laguna WWTP
Location: USA
Operator: City of Santa Rosa
Configuration: 6 X 30-kW C30 turbines, 2 X 60 kW C60 turbines CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: digester gas, natural gas
T/G supplier: Capstone
EPC: California Power Partners

Photograph courtesy of California Biomass Collaborative
Posted 27 Dec 2007

RP-1 Treatment Plant
Location: USA
Operator: Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Configuration: 8 X 30 kW C30 turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: digester gas
T/G supplier: Capstone

Photograph courtesy of Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Posted 14 May 2004

San Luis Obispo WWTP
Location: USA
Operator: City of San Luis Obispo
Configuration: 8 X 30-kW C30 turbines CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: digester gas, natural gas
T/G supplier: Capstone
EPC: California Power Partners
Quick Facts: This system commissioned in Jun 2005 has Capstone microturbines running on a blended mix of natural gas and digester gas. Waste heat is used to heat the digester tanks.

Photograph courtesy of California Biomass Collaborative
Posted 27 Dec 2007

Thieulloy Landfill
Location: France
Operator: SMITOP
Configuration: 8 X 30 kW C30
Operation: 2004
Fuel: landfill gas
T/G supplier: Capstone
EPC: Soffimat
Quick facts: This was the first landfill-gas microturbine plant in France.

Photograph courtesy of Capstone
Posted 15 Dec 2004

Waterview House
Location: England
Operator: Waterview House
Configuration: 1 X 45 kW
Fuel: natural gas

Operation: 2001
T/G supplier: Bowman

Photograph courtesy of Bowman Power
Posted 16 Nov 2001

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03-Jan-2016

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