Bloom Energy has deployed 10 MW of highly efficient fuel cells in the Town of Colchester, Connecticut, to help meet the clean energy needs of the community.
The fuel cell installation is located at a local substation for local power generation capacity through a long-term purchase agreement with Eversource and United Illuminating energy providers.
The Bloom Energy Servers will cut community carbon emissions by 3,850 tonnes/year and reduce smog-forming pollution and particulate matter by over 99% compared to current displaced grid alternatives.
Bloom Energy’s fuel flexible, solid oxide fuel cell technology produces electricity from natural gas, biogas, or hydrogen through an electrochemical process, without combustion.
The project was selected as part of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) Clean Energy Request for Proposals, where other selected projects included offshore wind and anaerobic digestion.
Mary Bylone, the first selectman of the Town of Colchester, said, “Implementing clean energy solutions, such as Bloom Energy Servers, aligns with our dedication to our land, wildlife, and the future generations of our community.”
Kris Kim, VP at Bloom Energy, commented, “We are focused on helping communities reduce emissions, build energy resilience, and meet their sustainability goals, through our distributed, always-on, non-combustion process of generating clean electricity.”