Danbury-based FuelCell Energy is entering into a power purchase agreement with Trinity College in Hartford. FuelCell will install a 1.4 megawatt fuel cell power plant, projected to save the college approximately 30 percent in annual energy costs.
The combined heat and power fuel cell plant will be located adjacent to the school’s athletic center, and will generate a continuous supply of on-site electricity and steam for the campus. This installation could lead to future implementation of a micro-grid for the campus.
Trinity College will pay for power as it is produced, avoiding a capital investment in power generation. Minimizing use of boilers for steam reduces operating costs for the College as well as reducing associated emissions from the combustion-based heating process.