A utility scale power project in Danbury has been announced. Danbury-based FuelCell Energy says the project will showcase electrical efficiency that enables utilities to affordably and cleanly solve power generation challenges in land-constrained areas.
Construction will begin within weeks for a 3.7 megawatt fuel cell power plant at a location in Danbury, following recent approval by the Connecticut Siting Council. The power plant, adequate to power approximately 3,700 average size homes, will occupy only about 10,000 square feet, or only a quarter of an acre, of an industrial lot near an existing electrical substation. FuelCell Energy has executed a long term lease for the land and expects to sell the power to the local utility, supplying the power to the substation.
FuelCell also plans to explore opportunities to sell the project after commissioning.