Capstone Generator

Needing a suitable infrastructure solution for moving water to future drill pad locations and impoundments, a natural gas client looked to leverage RETTEW’s extensive experience with water systems and innovative thinking with respect to power generation.

Electrical power was unavailable at the station’s rural location. RETTEW identified on-site power generation as the most economical and environmentally responsible approach to satisfy the power requirements. The booster pump station features an 800-kilowatt Capstone generator on a 1-megawatt frame running off of 1,250 Btu-rich gas produced from nearby wells. The generator provides electrical power for the booster pump station consisting of two 250-horsepower pumps. This solution avoided the cost of electrical extension from the grid and produces power that is significantly cheaper than grid-based electric.

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