Two new fuel cell projects total 900 kilowatts
Sandy Spring, GA — LOGANEnergy Corporation, a private fuel cell services company specializing in planning, developing, and implementing fuel cell projects has announced the sale of 900 kilowatts of fuel cells to two Connecticut based entities.
Two 300 kilowatt fuel cells have been sold to the United States Navy for installation at the Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton and an additional 300 kilowatt fuel cell will be installed at Carla’s Pasta, Inc. in South Windsor. The fuel cells will be manufactured by FuelCell Energy of Danbury, CT.
“We are very excited about these two sales.” said Keith Spitznagel., LOGANEnergy’s SVP of Marketing “These sales strengthen our commitment to providing Connecticut customers with clean and reliable onsite power generation. LOGANEnergy has experience working with the US Navy on other successful fuel cell projects in California and Hawaii. All of these projects demonstrate the benefits of combining ultra-clean base load electricity generation with efficient heat recovery.”
Located on the Thames River in Groton, CT, the base supports Commander Submarine Group 2, Naval Submarine School, Naval Submarine Support Facility, three submarine squadron staffs, and the housing and support facilities for more than 21,000 civilian workers, active-duty service members and their families.
The two 300 kilowatt fuel cell power plants will reduce energy costs at the Base by providing clean electric power and byproduct heat to the existing energy plant. In this combined heat and power configuration the system will achieve 80% efficiency while reducing the base carbon footprint.
Carla’s Pasta has been producing quality frozen pasta and pesto products for their customers for 29 years. When completed in mid 2011 the fuel cell will provide not only electricity and thermal energy to Carla’s manufacturing plant but also back-up power for critical production loads. This configuration will increase their energy security while reducing operating expenses.
“Connecticut companies have a unique opportunity to save on the operation of their businesses.” said Christopher Podwoski, LOGANEnergy’s National Sales Manager, “Considerable federal and state incentives are available for the installation of on-site renewable energy generation systems”. The purchase of Carla’s Pasta’s fuel cell power plant was partially funded by a $750,000 grant from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF).
FuelCell Energy, Inc. offers a range of high efficiency fuel cells from 300 kilowatt to 2.8 megawatt output. Their power plants have generated over 500 million kWh of power at over 50 locations worldwide.
About Logan Energy
LOGANEnergy is a recognized world leader providing fuel cell solutions that target customer desires for clean energy services. Their professional staff has over 90 years experience with fuel cell product development and deployment specializing in planning, applications engineering and design, site construction, installation, commissioning, start-up and after market services. LOGAN’s team has installed more than 125 commercial and small-scale fuel cell projects totaling over 10 megawatts of power. LOGAN’s role in this project is to design, install, commission and provide technical support services for the ten fuel cell units to be deployed at Ft. Jackson, SC.