Colombia Dairy Farm Goes Off Grid

Capstone Microturbine System To Replace Grid-Sourced Electricity

Capstone Green Energy Corp. (Capstone) has secured an order for a C1000 Signature Series microturbine from an industrial dairy in Colombia. The microturbine system will be operated alongside an Alfa Laval steam boiler evaporator, producing 6200 lb. (2812 kg) of steam per hour. Alfa Laval is a provider of specialized heat recovery products and is a Capstone-approved network partner for heat recovery systems.

The Capstone-powered energy system will run on high-pressure natural gas (HPNG) to provide power for the dairy’s pasteurization operations. The Alfa Laval boiler will provide steam for the entire plant. The microturbine and steam boiler combination will replace the grid-sourced electricity and a natural gas boiler that the dairy is currently using to run its operations.

“For operations like a dairy where any loss of power can result in product waste, the reliability of a Capstone microturbine makes it a natural choice,” said Darren Jamison, president and CEO of Capstone. “This is particularly true in locations where electricity from the grid is relatively unreliable.”

Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, Capstone is a global provider of customized microgrid solutions and on-site energy technology.