PORTSMOUTH, NH — Rone Lewis III, senior vice president of the Ingersoll-Rand Company, recently submitted testimony into the hearing record of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Lewis discussed the use of microturbines and how they can offer potential in helping U.S. businesses with reliable and affordable power.

The hearing on new and innovative environmental technologies was chaired by Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) and held in Durham, NH, on the University of New Hampshire campus. In addition to submitting testimony, Ingersoll-Rand displayed its brand of microturbine called PowerWorks.

“There is no argument that this country’s need for this type of energy is increasing at a steady rate. California’s energy crisis underscores the need for increased energy efficiency, cleaner technologies, and more reliable production. Deregulation, volatile energy, and tighter emission regulations have prompted an interest in energy alternatives, such as ‘green’ technologies like mircroturbines. And there is probably no better way to get reliable and affordable energy than from your own, on-site generating equipment,” said Lewis.

Ingersoll-Rand will market PowerWorks, which will supply on-site electricity and heating needs to commercial and industrial facilities, in the second half of 2001.

Publication date: 06/11/2001