The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection selected FuelCell Energy Inc. to build 22.2 MW of fuel cell projects in the state.
The projects include a 14.8-MW facility in Derby, Conn., and a 7.4-MW facility in Hartford, Conn., which were awarded to FuelCell Energy in response to a request for proposals issued by the state department on Jan. 31.
The projects will provide baseload power, grid resiliency benefits and renewable energy credits to the Connecticut utilities under 20-year power purchase agreements, according to a June 14 news release.
FuelCell will now be working to obtain siting approvals and interconnection agreements and finalize power contracts and site engineering for the projects.
The state agency has asked all submitted proposals to remain open until Oct. 1. Capacity also remains open for additional procurement of fuel cells.