October 19, 2017
CT Green Guide

FuelCell Energy to supply Navy base

Danbury's FuelCell Energy said it has signed a power purchase agreement to install and operate two of its electrochemical power plants that will supply electricity to the U.S. Navy submarine base in Groton.

The agreement with the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative includes generation from two fuel-cell units with a total nameplate capacity of 7.4 megawatts.

"Energy expenses are the single largest cost for Navy installations, reflecting about 28 percent of Navy's shore budget," Capt. Paul Whitescarver, commanding officer of the base, said in a statement. "These fuel cells serve as another milestone as the base continues to pursue the future development of a micro-grid and enhance our power diversification, physical and energy security, and community collaboration."

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