When the grid can’t provide enough power


Project Notes

Site Owner:Planetshakers

Commission date:2013

System components:5xC65 with HRMS

Cogeneration capacity:325kW Power, 500kW Heat

Fuel source:Natural Gas

System application:Combined heat & power (CHP)

Key outcomes

  • There wasn’t enough power available from grid
  • Additional 325 kW was added to grid


  • Unique constrained airflow solution
  • Low maintenance

While re-developing an old warehouse site into their modern multi-purpose office and conference venue, Planetshakers discovered that the grid could not meet their total power requirements.  They installed five natural gas fueled C65 Capstone microturbines combined with the grid for powering the site.  Also waste heat is recovered to hot water for domestic hot water and space heating.