UConn Commissions Fuel Cell Power Plant

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Energy

University officials, along with representatives of UTC Power and the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, today commissioned a new fuel cell power plant at UConn’s Depot Campus that will supply the campus with clean and efficient energy, cooling, and heating for years to come.

Bryan Garcia, CEFIA president, left, Prabhakar Singh, director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Joe Triompo '79 (ENG), UTC Power vice president and general manager, Donald Williams, state senate president pro tempore, State Rep. Gregg Haddad '89 (CLAS), President Susan Herbst, Patricia Bergman, associate director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering, and Mun Choi, dean of the School of Engineering, cut a ribbon to mark the commissioning of a natural gas fuel cell at UConn's Depot campus on April 26. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The installation of a UTC Power PureCell system is the latest step by UConn to reduce its carbon footprint and build a sustainable community. The fuel cell installation was made possible through a federal stimulus grant from Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.

The 400kW fuel cell will provide energy to critical UConn research labs and offices, including those working on advancing fuel cell and microgrid technology at UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering.

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