Island Institute Delegation Visits Microturbine Plant on Monhegan Island

May 1, 2017 Posted By: Justin Rathke Category: Capstone, Microgrid

On April 29, we helped our customer the Monhegan Plantation Power District (MPPD) host a large delegation led by the Island Institute as part of the 2017 Island Energy Conference.

This 260kW diesel-fired microturbine array has been powering the island since summer 2016, having replaced an antiquated and polluting generator plant that had been in service since the late 1990’s. 

MPPD needed a low-maintenance and low-emission option to comply with EPA Tier IV requirements, reduce lube oil consumption and maintenance. 

Four Capstone’s C65 Liquid Fuel units in Stand Alone are the backbone of this microturbine-solarPV microgrid.  In the next phase of the project, hot water recovered from the Capstones will be piped to nearby buildings for heating and dehumidification. 

Hats off to MPPD and Island Institute for a great event!

Tagged: C65, Low Emission, Monhegan Island, Monhegan Plantation Power District

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