Capstone Turbine Corporation has bagged an order for three C65 Hybrid UPS units for installation at a data centre owned and operated by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the USA’s largest natural gas distribution utility.
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. Power generated onsite will support critical loads.
The microturbines' waste-heat energy will drive the absorption chiller to meet the data centre's cooling needs in the summer and support heating needs in the winter.
Capstone's Hybrid UPS is the world's first UPS system that integrates low-emission microturbines directly with a dual-conversion UPS.