Dominion Breaks Ground At Largest Fuel Cell Power Project In North America

  Dominion Breaks Ground At Largest Fuel Cell Power Project In North America

- 14.9-megawatt, Connecticut facility will produce electricity for about
15,000 homes

- Project is part of state program designed to add 150 megawatts of renewable
energy in Connecticut

- FuelCell Energy Inc. will construct and operate power park

PR Newswire

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 3, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and
Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch today joined officials from Dominion (NYSE: D),
one of the nation's largest energy companies, and FuelCell Energy Inc.
(Nasdaq: FCEL) to break ground at the largest fuel cell power project in North

Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell, which is being built downtown alongside
Interstate 95 and the Northeast rail corridor, will produce 14.9 megawatts of
clean energy – enough to power approximately 15,000 homes – using an
electro-chemical process that efficiently converts natural gas into

"This power station will generate clean, reliable, base load electricity for
Connecticut," said David A. Christian, Dominion Generation chief executive
officer. "Our clean energy portfolio today includes wind, hydro, biomass, and,
soon, solar and this facility when it begins operating later this year. Along
with electricity, this project supports Connecticut's clean energy goals while
producing significant economic development benefits for the State and the City
of Bridgeport."

Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell 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. CEFIA is the nation's first full-scale clean energy finance
authority that leverages public and private funds to drive investment and
scale up clean energy deployment in Connecticut. This project was supported by
the City of Bridgeport, which provides a tax incentive development agreement
that will be in place for the life of the project.

"Cleaner, cheaper, more reliable energy is a critical part of strengthening
our economy," said Malloy. "For years Connecticut residents and businesses
have paid energy costs that top anywhere else in the nation—to the detriment
of family budgets and commerce. With our new energy strategy and a focus on
increasing renewable power options and efficiency measures, we will bring down
costs for ratepayers, reduce carbon emissions, and create thousands of clean
energy jobs."

"We are proud to be the home for one of the largest fuel cell facilities in
North America," said Finch. "This is a great example of public-private
partnerships working together to create jobs, expand economic development and
make our environment cleaner by producing virtually pollution-free electricity
with a low carbon footprint. This fuel cell park is another successful
addition to the city's expanding Eco-Industrial Park. Many thanks go to
Dominion and FuelCell Energy for their diligence in moving this project
forward, and to Gov. Malloy for promoting clean energy projects in the state
of Connecticut."

FuelCell Energy Inc. will build, operate, and maintain the facility under
contract to Dominion. FCE is supplying 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 power purchase agreement.

Dominion owns several renewable energy facilities in the United States,
including wind farms in West Virginia and Indiana, a biomass power station in
Virginia with three more under construction and hydroelectric power stations
in Virginia and North Carolina. The company has also announced a 7.7-megawatt
solar project in Georgia and the first company-owned rooftop solar
installation in Virginia.

Dominion is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy,
with a portfolio of approximately 27,500 megawatts of generation, 11,000 miles
of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,300 miles of
electric transmission lines. Dominion operates one of the nation's largest
natural gas storage systems with 947 billion cubic feet of storage capacity
and serves retail energy customers in 15 states. For more information about
Dominion, visit the company's website at

SOURCE Dominion

Contact: Media: Jim Norvelle, Dominion, (804) 771-6115,;
or Kurt Goddard, Fuel Cell Energy, (203) 830-7494,
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