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FuelCell Energy Celebrates Significant 10 Million MWH Milestone; Provides Clean, Resilient, Secure Power across Multiple Applications

By May 9, 2020 3   min read  (501 words)

May 9, 2020 |

  • Delivered clean power that avoided over one and a half million tons of CO2 emissions, more than five thousand tons of NOemissions, and more than 200 tons of particulate emissions
  • Monumental milestone in FuelCell Energy’s production of clean, innovative solutions
  • Proprietary platform design that delivers solutions for multiple customer applications

DANBURY, Conn.— FuelCell Energy, Inc.  (Nasdaq: FCEL) — a global leader in fuel cell technology — with a purpose of utilizing its proprietary, state-of-the-art fuel cell platforms to enable a world empowered by clean energy — today announced the achievement of a significant energy output milestone by delivering more than 10 million megawatt hours from its SureSource™ fuel cell power platforms globally since its first commercial installation.

SureSource™ plants are currently installed and operating on three continents, with many owned by leading utility companies and global commercial and industrial enterprises from around the world that recognize the benefit of clean, resilient, continuous power. FuelCell Energy is committed to environmentally responsible power solutions that address major energy opportunities around the world.

“Ten million megawatt hours is the culmination of five decades of innovation optimizing the SureSource™ power platform,” said Jason Few, President and CEO of FuelCell Energy. “Our fuel cell platform provides differentiated clean energy solutions to meet key utility,  community, and commercial and industrial customer’s energy needs. FuelCell Energy’s power platforms meet the energy needs of critical facilities such as hospitals, schools, and microgrids. Our platforms are multi-fuel including zero-carbon solutions through the use of onsite biofuels. We are advancing the transition to a large scale, distributed energy infrastrure, with our platforms that produces virtually no pollution.”

Our current operating fleet delivers solutions for:

  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Hotels
  • Municipalities
  • Waste water treatment facilities, by utilizing our proprietary SureSource TreatmentTM system
  • Utilities, through our multi-megawatt utility-scale solutions
  • Industrial applications
  • District heating and cooling applications
  • Pharmacology Research Facilities
  • Large-scale microgrids

As of today, nine states in the United States and Puerto Rico have classified stationary fuel cells in the highest tier of clean power generation due to the high efficiency and resultant low carbon emissions, combined with negligible NOx and particulate emisisons typical of combustion based power generation. While operating on biogas, SureSource™ fuel cell systems are typically classified as carbon-neutral, or in some cases carbon negative, by regulatory authorities due to the renewable nature of the biogas fuel source. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalency calculations, the low-carbon, ultra-clean ten million megawatt hours cumulatively generated from SureSource™ fuel cells in comparison to the grid is equivalent to avoiding more than one and a half million tons of CO2 and more than five thousand tons of nitrogen oxides. These are reductions equivalent to taking more than 350,600 cars off the road each year.

“The unique attributes of the SureSource™ platforms enable improvements in energy efficiency while simultaneously reducing emissions and costs for our customers,” said Jason Few. “Higher efficiency drives better economics and environmental stewardship, supporting both social responsibility goals and public policy objectives while providing a lower carbon footprint.”

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