Connecticut transit hub installing fuel cell CHP

A Connecticut, US, transport maintenance and storage facility is to be the site of a new on-site combined heat and power facility built around Doosan fuel cells.

A Doosan PureCell Model 400 fuel cell was selected by Connecticut Transit to provide on-site energy at its Hamden bus maintenance operation. It will be the second to be utilised by the Connecticut Department of Transportation-owned bus service and is set to be installed later in the year.

The fuel cell will supply electricity, heat and hot water to the Hamden facility, which serves as a base of operations for 135 buses on 22 routes that serve 17 cities and towns in the greater New Haven area. The facility also houses full-service maintenance shops and administrative and operations offices.

Michael Sanders, public transit administrator at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, said: 'We are committed to improving the energy efficiency and sustainability of our transportation system and pursuing projects such as this, our second fuel cell installation, to advance our local power generation in an environmentally positive way.'

The Doosan-CT transit project is funded, in part, by the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) programme, a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) project initiated in 2009.

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