Primen: Shipments of microturbines surged more than 300 percent in 2000

“The surge in shipments last year demonstrates that the industry is leaving the research and development phase and entering true commercial markets,” said Nicholas Lenssen, Primen senior director of distributed generation and author of the microturbine research. “This may signal that the long-anticipated rapid growth spurt for microturbines has arrived, though uncertainty remains over just how big–and how fast–the industry will eventually become.”

Jan. 24, 2001–Washington state’s Utilities and Transportation Commission agreed with 13 large Northwest industrial companies who argued their electricity rates are excessive.

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