ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Honeywell Power Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Honeywell, has been awarded nearly $10 million from the United States Department of Energy for research and development of a large-scale advanced microturbine for on-site power generation.

With this award, Honeywell Power Systems will further develop its next generation Parallon power system, a larger more advanced version of the company’s Parallon 75 turbogenerator. Work under the award, which is subject to satisfactory completion of negotiations, pre-award clearances, and availability of funds, is expected to begin in October of this year.

Currently, Honeywell Power Systems manufactures the Parallon 75 turbogenerator, a 75 kW microturbine that is designed to convert natural gas or liquid fuels into electricity for on-site power generation. The Parallon 75 is designed to help small- to mid-sized facilities reduce their energy bills, improve power quality, and minimize the risk of power outages.

Honeywell’s next generation Parallon unit will generate approximately 350 kW and will be designed to bring highly reliable, energy efficient, low-cost power to large-scale commercial and industrial customers.

“We are extremely pleased to receive this award,” said Tony Prophet, Honeywell Power Systems president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the Energy Department to meet the ever-increasing demands of energy consumers for clean, reliable and cost-effective power. We firmly believe that microturbines provide the most flexible on-site solution for today’s commercial and industrial businesses.”