Capstone signs agreement with GESS Inc. for RNG projects

   Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, signed a long-term national account agreement with Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (GESS). As part of this agreement, Capstone secured an initial order for 9.6 MWs made up of twelve Signature Series microturbines complete with Capstone’s proprietary roof mounted heat recovery modules as well as Capstone’s PowerSync control platform.

   The initial 9.6 MW order is the largest received by Capstone in over four years and is the largest order in the growing renewable energy market vertical in the company’s history. Payment terms will be secured by a letter of credit set up 30 days prior to each microturbine shipment, with shipments estimated to commence in early 2020 and conclude by the end of that year.

   Since 1997, the GESS team has been offering customers custom designed and built, green energy and energy efficiency solutions worldwide. Providing solutions for over 21 years, GESS has completed over 350 projects worldwide. The initial biogas projects will be developed in six U.S. locations in Idaho, Missouri and North Carolina.

   All projects will be covered by a comprehensive 10-year Capstone Factory Protection Plan (FPP). The Capstone FPP is a comprehensive maintenance program designed to give financial peace of mind to microturbine customers by providing product life cycle costs at a fixed rate for both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance for the life of the microturbine system.

   The biogas for the projects will be developed utilizing pig manure, cow manure, and agricultural green waste. The biogas will be compressed and cleaned before being injected into the natural gas pipeline to create renewable natural gas (RNG) thereby creating a renewable fuel to provide a lower carbon environment and a clean energy future.