Groundbreaking For Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell Power Station
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and
other dignitaries will join executives from Dominion of Richmond, Va., and
FuelCell Energy Inc., of Danbury, Conn., to celebrate the groundbreaking of
the Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell power station in downtown Bridgeport. It
will be the largest fuel cell power station in North America.
WHEN: Friday, May 3, 2013, 11 a.m. EDT
WHERE: 1366 Railroad Ave. Bridgeport, Conn. (You will be directed where to
Dominion, one of the nation's largest energy companies, announced in December
that it had acquired the fuel cell power generating facility from FuelCell
Energy. The facility will produce 14.9 megawatts of electricity – enough to
power approximately 15,000 homes – using an electro-chemical process that
efficiently converts natural gas into electricity.
The project supports Connecticut's clean energy goals while producing
significant economic development benefits for the state and the City of
The Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell 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 megawatts.
FuelCell Energy Inc. will supply five Direct FuelCell® stationary fuel cell
power plants and an organic rankine turbine that will convert heat from the
fuel cells into additional electricity.
FuelCell Energy has expanded its Connecticut manufacturing workforce by more
than 20 percent or more than 50 jobs in the past six months, reflecting demand
such as this Bridgeport fuel cell park. The project is scheduled to be
completed and placed into operation in late 2013. Dominion will sell the
output of the fuel cell power station to Connecticut Light & Power under a
15-year fixed energy purchase agreement.
Dominion – Jim Norvelle, (804) 771-6115, Jim.Norvelle@dom.com
FuelCell Energy LLC – Kurt Goddard, (203) 830-7494, firstname.lastname@example.org
/PRNewswire -- April 29, 2013/
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