SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Bloom Energy today announced the selection of its 8,350kW (8.35MW) Bloom Energy Server, an innovative and clean electricity generation system, by South Korea's Korea South-East Power Corporation ("KOEN") in an open bid for the Bundang combined thermal power plant ("Bundang Power Plant"), in which Bloom Energy Japan jointly participated with SK Engineering & Construction ("SK E&C").
The Bloom Energy Server is a breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology that generates clean electricity at over 60% efficiency during initial performance. Bloom Energy Servers have been installed in many locations that require uninterrupted power supply such as data centers, manufacturing operations, communications, and facilities with high energy loads, including refrigeration and critical services in the United States.
For the Bundang Power Plant project, the capacity of the Bloom Energy Server will be 8.350kW and all the produced electricity will be sold to households and enterprises by KOEN.
In South Korea, all power companies with more than 500MW of generation capacity are obligated to produce a certain percentage of electricity by renewable and new energy sources, including fuel cells, under the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) system. KOEN is installing Bloom Energy Servers to meet their RPS target.
The Bundang Power Plant project will be the very first installation case of industrial and commercial solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) in South Korea and the system will be utilizing natural gas from existing infrastructure.
About Bloom Energy
Bloom Energy is a provider of breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology generating clean, highly efficient onsite power from multiple fuel sources. Founded in 2001 with a mission to make clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world, Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Google, Wal-Mart, AT&T, eBay, Staples, The Coca-Cola Company, as well as notable non-profit organizations such as Caltech and Kaiser Permanente. Also, with its Mission Critical Systems practice, Bloom Energy provides grid-independent power for critical loads in data centers and manufacturing. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit www.bloomenergy.com.