FuelCell Energy, Inc., the US-based provider of clean fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, has been awarded 39.8 megawatts (MW) of fuel cell projects by PSEG Long Island under the Fuel Cell Resources Feed-in Tariff (FIT).

This 40 MW FIT IV programme is structured to enhance energy resiliency with clean local power generation for Long Island, New York. FuelCell Energy will install, operate and maintain the fuel cell power plants.

“Fuel cells are one of the most space-efficient clean energy technologies.”

Chip Bottone, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy

Chip Bottone, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy, said, “This utility-issued programme is well structured to address power generation and resiliency needs on Long Island by locating clean, quiet and affordable power near existing electrical substations that need additional electricity.”

“Fuel cells are one of the most space-efficient clean energy technologies qualified under the New York State Clean Energy Standard, and these projects demonstrate the many benefits of integrating clean and predictable fuel cells into New York’s energy mix,” Bottone continued.

Each fuel cell project will supply a different LIPA electrical substation on Long Island, including: an 18.5 MW project located near the Brookhaven Rail Terminal in Yaphank consisting of five SureSource 4000TM power plants; a 13.9 MW combined heat and power project in the town of Brookhaven consisting of three SureSource 4000TM power plants and one SureSource 3000TM power plant plus an absorption chilling system that will provide thermal energy to a neighbouring commercial business, and a 7.4 MW project in the Yaphank consisting of two SureSource 4000TM power plants.

“These projects will provide local revenue generation, economic development, and clean energy resources that are consistent with the goals of New York State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) to build a clean, more resilient, and affordable energy system,” concluded Bottone.