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Capstone Microturbine to Power United States Marine Corps Base

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ("> (CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order for a C1000 Power Package to be used for combined heat and power (CHP) at a United States Marine Corps base in Virginia.

E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone's distributor for the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in September 2016.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) awarded the design and construction of the CHP plant to a multi-national energy services company (ESCO). The ESCO chose Capstone's clean-and-green microturbine technology to provide a more secure, reliable and energy efficient solution for their client. The electricity generated will be fed into the base's distribution grid and the captured waste heat will be used to provide hot water. All of the energy produced will serve approximately 20 buildings across the base, including the barracks, administration office and dining facilities.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is operating on some of the lowest levels of energy since 1975. As of fiscal 2013, the DoD reduced petroleum consumption by 27 percent from a fiscal 2005 baseline. This reduction in energy...