Dominion to develop 14.9 MW fuel cell project in Bridgeport

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mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">Dominion has announced its plans to build a fuel cell power generating facility in Bridgeport, Conn. The facility will produce 14.9 MW of electricity, using a reactive process that converts natural gas into electricity. Dominion has acquired this development from FuelCell Energy Inc.


mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell LLC has contracted with FuelCell Energy Inc. to build, operate and maintain the facility. FCE will supply five proprietary Direct FuelCell stationary fuel cell systems and an organic rankine turbine that will use waste heat from the fuel cells to generate electricity. The project is scheduled to be completed and placed into operation in late 2013.

mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Arial">Dominion will sell the output of the fuel cell power station to Connecticut Light & Power under a 15-year fixed power purchase agreement. The facility is part of Project 150, a program sponsored by the state and supported by the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) to increase renewable and clean energy projects in Connecticut by 150 MW.