Fuel cell solutions provider FuelCell Energy will construct four new power plants to supply clean power to the Connecticut electric grid.
The announcement is part of a project award totalling 11.2-megawatts from electric distribution companies Eversource and United Illuminated.
Awarded as part of the state-sponsored Shared Clean Energy Facility programme, the clean baseload powered generated by the four new pants will power a total of 12,000 homes.
The FuelCell Energy projects include:
- A 2.8-megawatt project located in New Britain, CT
- A 2.8-megawatt project located in East Hartford, CT
- A 2.8-megawatt project located in Derby, CT
- A 2.8-megawatt project located in Danbury, CT
“We are honoured to be awarded all four of these bids, as these projects will further advance Connecticut’s clean energy grid transformation,” said Jason Few, President and CEO of Fuel Cell Energy.
“FuelCell Energy looks forward to putting our proprietary technological capabilities to work, helping businesses and residents to Connecticut enjoy enhanced, reliable, clean and distributed energy resources that reduce the transmission risk generally associated with centralised generation assets.”
“Our fuel cells are one of the most space-efficient, resilient megawatt-scale clean energy platforms,” added Mr. Few. “Our power plants are desirable in populous locations, due to both their environmentally friendly minimal land requirements and their clean and quiet operation.”
“We are eager to begin work to support the four newly awarded projects, and we will set our engineering resources in motion, which utilise the expertise from our operating portfolio, including our existing facilities throughout the state of Connecticut.”