Connecticut-based fuel cell platform specialist FuelCell Energy has opened a 14MW baseload fuel cell project in Derby, CT.
Believed to be the second largest fuel cell park in North America, the site consists of 10 fuel cells and will supply power to thousands of customers.
The project was first announced in 2018, following a request for proposal from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Clean Energy, and it is one of two fuel cell projects in Derby that were awarded to FuelCell Energy.
Fuel cells integrated at the site electrochemically combine fuel and air to create power without combustion. Together, this allows FuelCell Energy to help utilities and independent power producers eliminate or reduce emissions while strengthening grid reliability.
Jason Few, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy, said, “We couldn’t be prouder to be able to deliver ground-breaking clean energy solutions to our neighbours right here in Connecticut and are grateful for the vision and leadership of our government officials and representatives for making this possible.”
The fuel cell park is the first major project to come online since the state launched its new “Make it Here” campaign designed to show the strength of its manufacturing base. All the components of the facility were made in FuelCell Energy’s Torrington, Connecticut, factory.
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