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Capstone to provide microturbine to the Utica Shale

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Capstone Turbine Corporation, the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced that it received an order for a C600S microturbine to provide prime power for an American oil and gas exploration and production company operating in the Ohio Utica Shale region.

"As crude oil trades near two month highs on the back of the reported drop in US stockpiles, we are seeing increased activity in the US shale market," said Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The recovering crude oil market and our growing momentum in the energy efficiency or CHP market is driving new order bookings as recently evidenced by our increased book-to-bill ratios," added Jamison.

Capstone recently announced select preliminary first quarter financial results and reported booking US$35.9 million in new product orders for the six month period ended 30 June 2017, compared to US$20.4 million in the same preceding six months.

E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and southeastern US, secured the order which is estimated to be commissioned in October 2017. Capstone microturbines were selected for their ability to provide primary power in a location where no utility power is readily available, and because the customer already relies on Capstone microturbines at numerous remote water pumping and compression sites.

“This order demonstrates that pipeline construction is going to start allowing the abundant and clean-burning Appalachian natural gas to make its way into cities and communities, which will further enhance our ability to use our Capstone CHP and CCHP units for downstream businesses in the region,” said Jeff Beiter, Managing Partner at E-Finity Distributed Generation. “From wellheads to customer locations, Capstone is leading the way by delivering the energy solutions needed for reliable power generation,” added Beiter.

The C600S microturbine will operate on pipeline quality natural gas and be installed in stand-alone mode at a remote midstream natural gas compressor station in Monroe County, Ohio. The Signature Series microturbine will provide three phase power to the remote site while reducing the customer’s carbon footprint.

“We are encouraged to see more US oil and gas companies start to come back online and expand their operations in the shale-rich Ohio Basin,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“Capstone microturbines are ideal for remote oil and gas operations, especially those with harsh weather conditions,” stated Crouse.

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