Dominion is developing a fuel cell electricity-generating facility in Bridgeport, Conn., that was acquired from FuelCell Energy Inc. of Danbury, Conn., in late 2012. The facility will produce 14.9 megawatts of electricity – enough to power approximately 15,000 homes – using a reactive process that converts natural gas into electricity. (> View news release.)
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 a total of almost 15 megawatts of electricity.
The project is scheduled to be completed and placed into operation in late 2013. Dominion broke ground on the project on May 3, 2013. Dominion will sell the output of the fuel cell power station to Connecticut Light & Power under a 15-year fixed power purchase agreement.
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