Fuel cell CHP plant brings low-carbon energy to US university

FuelCell Energy has sold a 1.4 MW Direct FuelCell combined heat and power (CHP) plant to Greenwood Energy, the North American renewable energy division of the Libra Group, which will be located on the campus of Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut.

The electricity and steam generated by the power plant will be sold to the university under a long-term power purchase agreement.

The plant will use natural gas for fuel to generate electricity. FuelCell Energy says this will help the university to reduce its carbon footprint and emissions by lessening reliance on an existing combustion-based boiler.

The plant will be configured to use the heat generated by the power generation process in a CHP mode to produce steam for heating and cooling campus buildings.

FuelCell Energy will maintain the plant under a multi-year service agreement and the plant is expected to be operational by December 2011.

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