Montana Department of Military Affairs – Combined Heat and Power
The development of this energy analysis project was funded through the Montana Department of Environmental Quality to determine the technical and economic feasibility of installing two 30 kW Capstone micro-turbines at Fort Harrison as emergency standby generators. This study reviewed the modifications necessary to the existing mechanical/electrical systems to integrate the micro-turbines at the Training Site Support Facility (TSSF). Preliminary construction costs and potential energy cost reductions were also included in the report. The daily electrical demand profile and thermal loads were analyzed to determine how the micro-turbine electrical and recovered heat output matches these loads.