2 Marcellus-Fired Electric Turbines Coming to Downtown Pittsburgh

Two (2) Capstone C65 Microturbines provide Combined Cooling, Heating & Power (CCHP) to the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This story has delicious irony. Pittsburgh proper, like most large cities, is mostly populated with lefties, including anti-drilling zealots. There has been some shale drilling in outlying areas of Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located (MDN’s forthcoming Marcellus & Utica Shale Almanac shows 65 producing shale wells in 2016 in Allegheny County). Pittsburgh prides itself on its green/sustainable energy initiatives. So when we saw the news that two microturbines using natural gas (i.e. Marcellus Shale gas) to generate heat and electricity are coming to downtown Pittsburgh, well, we just knew we had to spread the good news. Do Pittsburgh antis realize that shale gas will produce electricity in *downtown* Pittsburgh? Capstone Turbine Corporation, a California company that manufactures small electric-generating plants that run on natural gas, announced two of their microturbines will power the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) in downtown Pittsburgh. The two units will provide cooling, heat and power for the downtown EIC building, using natural gas to do so. This isn’t the first time we’ve written about Capstone. In February, Capstone sold three of their microturbines to midstreamers in the Marcellus Shale play (see Calif. Microturbine Company Sells More Units in the Marcellus). In August, Capstone sold a microturbine to a driller operating in Monroe County, OH, in the Utica Shale (see Calif. Microturbine Company Sells First Unit in Utica Shale). And now they’ve sold two units to power a building in downtown Pittsburgh. Love it!…

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