CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Capstone Turbine Corp. announced a 52-unit order for its microturbine power systems from Cincinnati-based Cinergy Corp., one of the leading diversified energy companies in the U.S.

The order is part of Cinergy’s new distribution agreement as one of Capstone Turbine’s major US energy service providers.

“The Capstone MicroTurbine is a major development in ultra-low-emission, ultra-low-maintenance power generation. These systems are about the size of a large refrigerator and are intended to have virtually the same set-it-and-forget operation profile,” said James Rogers, Cinergy vice-chairman, president and CEO.

“Our short-term plans are to deploy these systems using crafted energy solution programs for customers that have an immediate need for small capacity additions, high power quality and high reliability,” Rogers said. “We expect, in time, distributed resources like the Capstone MicroTurbine will reduce peak-demand strain on the electric grid.”

“Cinergy has shown great leadership in forward-thinking, global approaches to power generation and delivery,” said Dr. Ake Almgren, Capstone Turbine president and CEO. “Their management has made it clear that they perceive the Capstone MicroTurbine to be the best value today for reliable, low-emission onsite power generation and, frankly, we agree.”