CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that its California distributor received an order for a C800 Signature Series microturbine to upgrade a large pharmaceutical company in Northern California. Regatta Solutions, Capstone's distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in December 2016. The customer selected Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines due to their ability to provide 24/7 secure power while also meeting strict Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Best Available Control Technology (BACT) emissions levels, which allow the system to operate continuously and not just as a backup power source. The natural gas-fueled C800S microturbine will be installed in dual mode to provide both prime and secure back up power for the facility. The electricity-only configuration will also mitigate first and second order power security threats, whether it be a utility grid failure or cut in fuel supply. Once installed, the microturbine energy system is expected to significantly reduce operating costs while also protecting highly sensitive manufacturing process loads. Additionally, the customer intends to expand their utilization of the microturbine by adding heat recovery equipment in 2017. "We are seeing a growing number of companies that have created a multi-dimensional strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while delivering smarter, more resilient electric power to their enterprises," said Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions. "Large, highly technical manufacturing processes will continue to look for operational cost savings while complying with environmental regulation and maintaining secure power to their facilities. Capstone's technology has the ability to do all three of these things," added Mr. Acevedo. "Pharmaceutical companies require a steady and reliable source of energy to develop their products as efficiently as possible and Capstone is dedicated to helping these businesses achieve high energy availability and operational efficiency while working toward their goals for long-term sustainability," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.