FuelCell Energy, Inc. has announced the completion of the 14.9 MW Bridgeport fuel cell park and acceptance by Dominion, the project owner. The project was completed on schedule and power is being delivered to the electric grid under a 15 year energy purchase agreement with a Connecticut electric utility. The installation consists of five fuel cell power plants and an organic rankine cycle turbine for added output and further efficiency gains, with the power output adequate to power approximately 15,000 average size U.S. homes.
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Completed late last week by FuelCell Energy Inc., the largest publicly traded fuel cell manufacturer in the world, the 15-megawatt system is sending enough electricity to power about 15,000 homes. The site, once shot through by more than a century’s worth of industrial contaminants, has become a strong example of how to build new energy projects, doing so using mostly private capital.
The Dominion power company financed it. The state’s Clean Energy Financing and Investment Authority loaned it $5.8 million. FuelCell Energy built it. Connecticut Light & Power bought its power, which United Illuminating agreed to deliver.
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