FuelCell Energy to Install Power Plant at NY State University

May 09, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCE, Danbury, CT) announced the sale of a 250 kW Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plant to generate onsite electricity and provide residual heat for domestic hot water and heating at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

The transaction includes site engineering and installation of the DFC300A power plant and related equipment. FuelCell Energy will provide maintenance under a long-term service agreement with the University. The fuel cell to be installed is expected to provide about 5% of the campus's power.

The project will receive $1 million in funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The New York Power Authority also is participating as the purchaser of the fuel cell system and administrator on behalf of the University. The program also received financial support from the US Department of Defense Climate Change Fuel Cell Program and the Electric Power Research Institute.