Capstone Turbine Receives Order For Hybrid UPS For Green Data Center Owned By Nation's Largest Natural Gas Distribution Utility

CHATSWORTH, Calif., May 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( ) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, received an order for three patented C65 Hybrid Uninterruptible Power Source (Hybrid UPS) units for installation at a data center owned and operated by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the nation's largest natural-gas distribution utility.

Capstone's Hybrid UPS is the world's first UPS system that integrates low-emission microturbines directly with a dual-conversion UPS to provide low-emission and highly reliable power for mission-critical loads.

Capstone's Southern California distributor Regatta Solutions, Inc. secured the order that features several Hybrid UPS microturbines deployed for critical load application. The Hybrid UPS is an alternative to traditional UPS solutions that can easily integrate with an absorption chiller to create a combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system that provides IT-grade power (eight 9's reliability), facility heat, and chilled water for space cooling.

At the SoCalGas data center in Monterey Park, California, the Capstone Hybrid UPS microturbine units will integrate with an advanced double-effect Thermax exhaust-fired absorption chiller. Clean-and-green power generated onsite will support critical loads. The microturbines' clean waste-heat energy will drive the absorption chiller to meet the data center's cooling needs in the summer and support heating needs in the winter.

SoCalGas provides safe and reliable energy to 20.9 million consumers in more than 500 Southern California communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles.

"When used in a UPS application, the Capstone Hybrid UPS units emit ultra-low greenhouse-gas emissions and do not produce hazardous materials common with traditional battery-based UPS systems, which makes them the optimal clean-and-green power system for SoCalGas," said Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Since its market introduction in 2008, Capstone's Hybrid UPS has proven to be a key component of green, energy-efficient data centers," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "In addition to its reliability and economic benefits, Capstone's Hybrid UPS can be used in a CCHP application, making it extremely efficient."

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