Capstone Turbine Corp. (Capstone) will supply one C200 Signature Series and two C65 microturbines to India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC). The microturbines, destined for a remote gathering station in western India, will provide primary power to the facility while simultaneously reducing the flaring of associated gas.
“Gas flaring is a global issue, but it’s much more acute in areas with limited infrastructure and often has devastating negative impacts on local communities. Beyond the obvious noise and light issues, flaring emits black carbon, methane, and volatile organic compounds, all of which are dangerous air pollutants,” said Darren Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone. “It’s tremendous to see a world-renowned oil and gas company like India’s ONGC continue to utilize Capstone’s green energy products to limit the environmental impacts associated with flare gas in India.”
Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, Capstone manufactures microturbine energy systems from 30 kW to 10 MW. According to Jamison, Capstone microturbines can use flare gas as an input fuel source without any gas pretreatment, allowing the customer to monetize the associated gas while simultaneously keeping operational costs low by not needing extra fuel-cleaning equipment.