April 2016
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Connection

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California Energy, Air Officials Dedicate Harris Ranch Hydrogen Fueling Station with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Rally

On April 20, Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight 
the cars' range and ability to travel and refuel from southern to northern California. 

CEC Commisioner Janea Scott, along with ARB Chair Mary Nichols , Harris Ranch Co. owner John Harris, and CA Go-Biz Deputy Director of ZEV Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle Dedicate the Hydrogen Fueling Station Source: ARB

The event culminated with the opening and dedication of a new hydrogen fueling station from FirstElement Fuel at a Harris Ranch location.  The fueling station will act as a  'connector' station between the Los Angeles and Bay areas. Each official drove a FCEV, including models from Toyota, Hyundai, and Mercedes-Benz.

Video of remarks given at the Harris Ranch Hydrogen Fueling Station Source: ARB

For a link to the full press release, click here

Air Liquide Announces Locations of Four Hydrogen Fueling Stations in Northeast United States

On April 7, Air Liquide unveiled the locations of four hydrogen fueling stations planned in the northeast United States, the first of 12 total in collaboration with Toyota USA.  The stations will be located in Braintree and Mansfield, Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and in Bronx, New York. 

Air Liquide Blue Hydrogen Fueling Station Source: Air Liquide

The initial network of stations will span 300 miles across the east coast, and will support the future launch of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the region, including the Toyota Mirai FCEV.  The stations are expected to open to the public in early 2017.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in Long Beach, California

On March 29, the Long Beach area hydrogen refueling station officially opened to the public, offering retail hydrogen fuel to fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) customers.  The station is operated by California hydrogen company TrueZero.

Long Beach Hydrogen Refueling Station Source: CEC

Funding for the station was provided by the California Energy Commission (CEC), with 48 total hydrogen stations on track to be open by the end of 2016.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Home Depot Sustainability Report Highlights Use of Bloom Energy, Plug Power Fuel Cell Technology 

On March 29, Home Deport released its sustainability report for 2015.  The report includes material on the company's commitment to renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions through fuel cell technology.
Home Depot highlights its use of Bloom Energy's fuel cells in the report, which are installed at 81 stores around the country.  Bloom's stationary solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) installations have helped Home Depot reduce carbon emissions by 30%.
Home Depot also provided updates on its commitment to supply chain efficiency.  At its fulfillment center in Troy Township, Ohio, Home Depot utilizes almost 200 hydrogen fuel cell forklifts made by Plug Power.  As a result, they save nearly two million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity and avoid 800 metric tons of CO2 a year.

For a link to the full report, click here

CSUSM Commissions New Campus Fuel Cell System from Doosan Fuel Cell 

On April 15, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) commissioned a new fuel cell system from Doosan Fuel Cell America at its San Marcos campus.  The 440 kilowatt (kW) fuel cells will help the university meet its sustainability goals by reducing CO2 emissions by 1.1 million pounds, and help provide a significant portion of the campus's base-load power requirements. 

Doosan Fuel Cell America PureCell fuel cells Source: CSUSM

The fuel cell system was made possible through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with BioFuels Energy LLC, a California-based company that helps develop sustainable energy projects. 

For a link to the full press release, click here

Linde Launches Car-Sharing Service in Munich with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 

On April 7, Linde announced the launch of BeeZero, a car-sharing program by its new subsidiary Linde Hydrogen Concepts, in Munich, Germany.  Beezero is the world's first car-sharing service to exclusively use fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

Linde BeeZero Hyundai Tucson FCEV Source: Linde

The BeeZero fleet will be comprised of 50 Hyundai Tucson FCEVs, which will be available in Munich's city center, as well as in the areas of Schwabing, Haidhausen, and Glockenbachviertel.  The FCEVs will be able to be booked via smartphone app or online.

Linde also announced it had applied for funding for BeeZero expansion with the National Innovation Programme for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP II), an initiative run by Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. 

For a link to the full press release, click here

Honda to Launch Fuel Cell, Battery, and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Under Clarity Brand

On April 21, Honda announced that it would introduce two new Clarity variants, a battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle, in addition to its fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) launching in 2016.  The additional Clarity models will be based on the same platform as the FCEV, and launch sometime in 2017.
Honda Clarity FCEV, the platform that Honda will base future Clarity variants on Source: Honda

Honda stated that it aims to have electric vehicles account for two-thirds of its total sales by 2030.

For a link to the full press release, click here

West Hartford Manufacturer Dedicates Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Installation

On April 18, West Hartford Manufacturer Legrand North America dedicated its new Bloom Energy fuel cell installation, flicking the switch in a ceremony at its headquarters.  The 500 kilowatt (kW )fuel cell installation will supply 88 percent of the power for the campus, saving over $2.4 million in electricity costs over 10 years. 

Legrand and Bloom Energy Flip the Switch on fuel cell server Source: Hartford Courant

Legrand's fuel cell project is part of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants program, a national partnership initiative to reduce building emissions.  As part of the program, Legrand committed to reducing emissions by 25% at all of its locations. 

For a link to the full article, click here

Ohio's SARTA Announces Federal Grant Money for Fuel Cell Electric Buses

On April 15, the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (DOT FTA) granted the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Ohio $4 million in funding to purchase three fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs) for transit usage.


SARTA originally planned to have a fleet of seven FCEBs by 2017, and the FTA grant money will increase the number to ten, making it the largest FCEB fleet in the country outside of California. 

In January of this year, SARTA broke ground on a hydrogen fueling station in front of its Gateway Boulevard SE headquarters, and expects to begin construction in May.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) released a statement applauding SARTA and the FCEB deployment in Columbus, Ohio.  For a link to the full statement, click here

For a link to the full press release, click here.

ITM Power Announces One MW Electrolyzer Sale to ZEAG Energie AG

On March 31, ITM Power announced the sale of a one megawatt (MW) electrolyzer to ZEAG Energie AG (ZEAG), a German electric supply company.  The electrolyzer will be part of a power-to-gas (P2G) system to create hydrogen gas from electricity. 

ITM Power Electrolyzer Source: ITM Power

The electrolyzer system will be owned and operated by ZEAG, but housed in a specially constructed building located at the German Aerospace Centre in Lampoldshausen, Germany.  ITM Power plans to deliver the unit as well as a compressor and apparatus for filling tube trailers in the first quarter of 2017.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Toyota Mirai FCEV to Launch in Sweden and Norway this Summer

On March 29, Toyota announced it would launch the Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in Norway and Sweden during the summer of this year, following a 2015 launch in Denmark, Germany, and the United Kingdom, and an early 2016 launch in Belgium. 

Toyota Mirai FCEV Source: Toyota

As part of its 2018-2019 National Transport Plan, Norway plans to add 20 more hydrogen fueling stations by the end of the decade to add to the five already in operation in the country.  Sweden has a number of fueling stations open in its major cities, with plans for more to come later this year. 

For a link to the full article, click here

Intelligent Energy Delivers Ten Megawatt Hours of Fuel Cell Power to Indian Telecom Sites

On April 6, Intelligent Energy announced it had delivered 10 megawatt hours (mWh) of fuel cell energy to telecom towers in India in the last three months.  The energy provided saved approximately 55 tons of CO2.

Intelligent Energy recently secured contracts to provide energy management services at more than 27,400 telecom towers across India via Essential Energy, its wholly-owned Indian subsidiary.  Intelligent Energy will replace diesel generators at the sites with modular fuel cell systems over the next 10 years.

For a link to the full article, click here

CSA Group Publishes Standard for Hydrogen Fueling Stations  

On April 7, CSA Group announced it had published CSA standard HGV 4.9, Hydrogen fueling stations, which helps address a key barrier to growth of the fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) market.

HGV 4.9 is the first ever standard published for an entire hydrogen fueling station, and compliments CSA's other HGV 4.X component standards.  Station owners will be able to use the standard to address minimum requirements for installation, operation, and maintenance of hydrogen fueling stations for light-duty vehicles. 

For a link to the full standard, click here

FuelCell Energy Closes On $25 Million Loan Facility

On April 18, FuelCell Energy announced that it closed on a $25 million long-term loan from Hercules Capital Inc. to finance fuel cell projects.  FuelCell Energy reports that the loan will allow the company to pursue larger, multi-megawatt (MW) scale projects.

Hercules Capital is the world's largest non-bank lending organizations for renewable energy and sustainable technologies.

For a link to the full press release, click here.  

Daimler Releases 2015 Sustainability Report, Including Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Progress

On April 11, Daimler released its 2015 Sustainability Report, detailing the company's corporate responsibility, environmental stewardship, and sustainable product development, including hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

Included in the report are mentions of Daimler's development of a commercial fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), promotion of hydrogen fueling stations in Germany and abroad, the use fuel cells for stationary power at logistical facilities, and involvement in hydrogen projects like H2Mobility.

For a link to the full sustainability report, click here

Northeast Region's Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry To Be Showcased at World's Leading Industrial Technology Show

On April 7,  the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) announced it is partnering with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) to showcase the region's hydrogen and fuel cell capabilities at Hannover Messe 2016 from April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany.

A variety of hydrogen and fuel cell companies from the northeast region will be represented at the event, including FuelCell Energy and Proton OnSite.  

For a link to the full press release, including a full list of companies presenting, click here

BOC and ITM Power Sign Hydrogen Refueling Equipment Agreement in UK

On April 8, ITM Power announced that it had signed an agreement with BOC, a member of the Linde Group and the United Kingdom's largest supplier of industrial gases, to provide infrastructure for ITM's electrolyzer-based hydrogen refueling stations.   The stations will produce renewable hydrogen on-site using water electrolysis.

ITM Power Electrolyzer-based Hydrogen Refueling Station with Toyota Mirai FCEV Source: ITM Power

BOC will supply and install hydrogen compressors and dispensers to complement ITM's electrolyzer technology.  ITM Power currently has plans and funding secured for eight hydrogen refueling stations in and around London for FCEVs.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Bloom Energy and Constellation Team Up with NHL to Celebrate Green Week

On March 28, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced it was teaming up with Constellation, it's official energy provider, and Bloom Energy to celebrate Green Week by highlighting the NHL's use of renewable energy, including stationary fuel cell technology. 

In 2012, the SAP Center in San Jose, California, became the first multi-purpose sports facility to utilize fuel cell power, employing Bloom fuel cells to provide 90% of its power needs on non-game days and approximately 25% when the San Jose Sharks played at the stadium. 

In 2013, Bloom Energy partnered with the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, to install fuel cells, which provide roughly half the stadiums power needs and offset two million pounds of CO2 annually.

Finally in 2015, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, installed Bloom fuel cells, providing 25% of the complex's power needs and offsetting 2.2 million pounds of CO2annually. 

For a link to the full press release, click here

Japan's Sparx, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking, and Toyota Partner to Fund Fuel Cell Venture

On March 30, Toyota Motor, investment firm Sparx Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp announced plans to invest in a startup to develop fuel cell technology and make fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) more widespread in Japan.

The group will invest ¥500 million ($4.4 million) into Exergy Power Systems, founded in 2011 at University of Tokyo, to develop a highly efficient, durable, and powerful fuel cell. 

This investment is part of the ¥13.5 billion ($120.5 million) Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership, which invests in innovative startups in the field of robots, artificial intelligence, and hydrogen technology.

For a link to the full article, click here

City of Hartford, Constellation, and Bloom Energy Start Construction on Fuel Cell-Powered Microgrid

On April 13, Bloom Energy, along with Constellation Energy, a subsidiary of energy company Exelon Corporation, and the City of Hartford, Connecticut, announced the start of construction on a fuel cell microgrid project in Hartford, Connecticut. 

Fuel Cell Microgrid Infographic Source: Bloom Energy

The 800 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell system is designed to provide 100 percent of the power needs for the Parkville Elementary School, Dwight Branch Library, Parkville Senior Center and Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford.  In emergency situations, the microgrid can also power a local grocery store and gas station.

For a link to the full press release, click here

ITM Power Receives €2.75 Million Electrolyzer System Cost Reduction Grant

On April 19, ITM Power announced it had received a €2.75 million ($3.96 million) grant for the HPEM2GAS project from the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) under the Horizon 2020 initiative.  Horizon 2020 is a European Union-led initiative to promote research and innovation in sustainable technologies to tackle societal challenges.

ITM Power Electrolyzer Stack Close Up Source: ITM Power

Under HPEM2GAS, ITM Power will develop more advanced electrolyzer technologies by incorporating better Balance of Plant and lower-cost proton exchange membrane (PEM) stacks through density improvements and other advancements. 

The three-year project will culminate in field tests of multiple electrolyzer systems. 

For a link to the full press release, click here

Hydrogenics Recognized at PwC Canada's 2016 Vision to Reality Innovator of the Year Awards

On April 15, Hydrogenics announced it was named the 'Innovator of the Year' in the Business category of the PwC Canada's 2016 Vision to Reality Awards.  Hydrogenics received the honor for its work in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer technology for hydrogen generation. 

Hydrogenics employees and recipients of the Vision to Reality Award 2016 Source: PwC

The Vision to Reality Awards recognizes outstanding Canadian companies leading the way in innovation. 

For a link to the full press release, click here

Plug Power Debuts "Infinite Drive" Company Rebranding

On March 31, Plug Power launched its "Infinite Drive" rebranding with a new logo, color scheme, and website. In addition, Plug Power rebranded its stationary fuel cell solution as GenSure, previously known as ReliOn.  

Plug Power also announced that it has deployed more than 10,000 fuel cell units in material handling applications to date, accumulating over 110 million hours of run time with customers such as Walmart, Uline, and BMW.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Japan Seeks to Increase Fuel Cell Vehicles to 800,000 by 2030

On March 16, Japan's Ministry of of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) announced a goal of getting 800,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road by 2030. 

METI also announced plans to increase the number of hydrogen fueling stations to 320 by 2025, and increase research and development to reduce the cost of fuel cell systems to one-fourth the current level.

For a link to the full article, click here.

Brazillian Fuel Cell Buses Begin Operation Under Fuel Cell Consortium, Which Includes Ballard Power and Hydrogenics

On March 2, the São Paulo Metropolitan Urban Transport Company, EMTU/SP, began passenger service of two fuel cell hybrid electric buses in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil.

Brazilian hydrogen fuel cell hyrbid electric bus  Source: Fuelcellsworks

The fuel cell buses were constructed as part of a program through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), as well as an industry consortium, which includes Ballard Power Systems and Hydrogenics as participants.

For a link to the full press release, click here

European Commission Research Center Announces New Harmonized Test Protocols for PEM Fuel Cells in Hydrogen Vehicles
On March 29, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, with funding provided by the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen - Joint Undertaking (FCH-JU) announced harmonized test protocols for proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell durability and performance.

The protocols focus on membrane-electrode assemblies (MEA), the operational heart of a fuel cell, and enables the investigation of individual parameters on the fuel cell's performance.
For a link to the full press release, click here.

Doosan Selected as Preferred Bidder to Songdo Fuel Cell Power Plant Project in Korea

On April 18, Doosan announced it was selected as the preferred bidder on a fuel cell power plant project in South Korean city Incheon's Songdo business district.

The capacity of the fuel cell power plant proposed by Doosan is 39.6 MW, with a total cost of 220 billion won ($193 million).  The plant will supply 300,000 megawatt-hours (mWh) of electricity each year. 

For a link to the full press release, click here.

NEESC Announces Webinar on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency

On May 12, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy and Storage Cluster (NEESC) will hold an informational webinar on hydrogen and fuel cell resiliency through power-to-gas (P2G) applications from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT. 

The webinar will provide an overview of P2G's unique features associated with the conversion of electrical energy into chemical energy, project siting, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and decreased reliance on imported hydrocarbon fuels. 

For a link to register for the webinar, click here

FedFederal Program News

DOE Releases First Annual National Energy Employment Analysis

On March 24, The Department of Energy released the first annual National Energy Employment Analysis, which provides detail on employment in America's energy sector.  

Included in the report are breakdowns of employment by sector, including the automotive fuel cell technology sector, which employees 6,801 Americans, and the hydrogen industry, which employs 2,822.  Not included in the report were jobs in the stationary fuel cell sector.

For a link to the full jobs report, click here

FY16 SBIR Phase II Release 1 Awards Announced Include Hydrogen Contaminants Detection, Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Catalysis, and Alkaline Membrane Electrolysis

On March 25, the Department of Energy announced the 2016 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase II Release 1 awards, including three projects focused on catalysis for fuel cell and hydrogen production, as well as hydrogen contaminants detection.
Awardee Proton OnSite, of Wallingford, Connecticut, will work toward commercializing the first alkaline membrane-based water electrolysis product through the use of high efficiency, non-noble metal electrocatalysts and other advanced, low cost materials.

For a link to the full awards, click here.

Sandia National Laboratories Releases Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models Toolkit

On April 11, Sandia National Laboratories made its Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models (HyRAM) tool available for use.  HyRAM is the first ever public software toolkit to assess the safety of hydrogen refueling and storage infrastructure.

HyRAM addresses key barriers to hydrogen infrastructure deployment, including limited access to safety data, lack of models describing hydrogen behavior and the need for technical data for revising standards.  Sandia will introduce the toolkit, which integrates hydrogen safety data and methods, during a webinar April 26.  For a link to register for the webinar, click here

For a link to download the HyRAM software, click here

For a link to the full press release, click here

UpcomingUpcoming Events
Fuel Cell Panel Featuring FCHEA members at Distributed Energy Development & Deployment Summit

On June 1, the Distributed Energy Development & Deployment Summit will take place in Washington, D.C.  The Summit will provide a platform for Federal, State and Local-Level representatives to outline their distributed energy deployment programs and plans to move towards a decentralized, resilient and modern grid. 
The event will also bring utilities and renewable energy developers together with system integrators, financiers and representatives from distributed energy enabling technologies like fuel cells, energy storage, microgrids and smart cities to tackle the technical and financial challenges of developing the grid of the future.

The summit will feature a panel on fuel cells for microgrid applications on June 1, moderated by FCHEA President Morry Markowitz, with representatives from Bloom Energy, Doosan Fuel Cell America, and FuelCell Energy. 

For a link to register for the event, click here

Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium Release Call for Speakers

The Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium, which takes place in Cologne, Germany  from November 9-10, will bring together R&D engineers and heads of design and engineering from around the world to discuss, debate and analyze the growing possibilities and future developments for the hybridization and full electrification of construction, industrial and off-highway vehicles, including fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEVs).
Interest in presenting at the conference, as well as attending, is expected to be extremely high, so if you would like to be considered as a speaker please submit your proposal immediately or no later than April 29, 2016.
For a link to submit a proposal, click here. For a link to the full event, click here

National Fuel Cell Symposium on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Presented by the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the annual "National Fuel Cell Symposium" rotates each year between Irvine and Sacramento, and between a focus on stationary fuel cell technology and mobile fuel cell technology. This year, the one day Symposium convenes the public, investment community, industry, government, and academia to discuss the current state of Mobile Fuel Cell development and deployment in the United States and abroad.
There will also be a symposium short-course titled "Fuel Cells 101" for attendees on May 11, 2016.  The event will address technology basics for hydrogen and fuel cells.
For a link to register for the event, click here.
Nanotech 2016 Conference and Expo, May 22-26, 2016
Join us in Washington, DC for the 18th annual Nanotech 2016 Conference & Expo, co-located with the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, convening over 3,000 academic, government and corporate leaders to address the next phase of nanotechnology impact from lab to marketplace.  Representing the world's largest technology acceleration program, with thousands of multi-disciplinary research submissions annually from over 75 countries, the program includes over 25 U.S. Federal Funding Agencies, and hundreds of Corporate Technology Prospectors.

Fuel cell and hydrogen energy topics for abstract submission include: 
  • Fuel cell technologies & applications
  • Advanced materials for fuel cells
  • Membrane technologies
  • Hydrogen generation & production methods
  • Hydrogen storage
  • Case studies & best practices 
For a link to find out more about TechConnect, click here.
LinksAdditional Links

BBC News | March 25, 2016

Digital Future | March 27, 2016 

BMW Blog | March 28, 2016

Yahoo | March 29, 2016

Electric Cars Report | March 29, 2016

Bloomberg | March 31, 2016

Mining Weekly | April 5, 2016

Mining Weekly | April 5, 2016

The Boston Globe | April 8, 2016

NACS | April 18, 2016

Shell | April 18, 2016

Just Auto | April 19, 2016 

Hartford Courant | April 19. 2016

WHIO | April 19, 2016

Huffington Post | April 19, 2016

New Flyer | April 19, 2016

ABC7NY | April 20, 2016

Mass Transit | April 20, 2016

Ars Technica | April 20, 2016

The Daily Evergreen | April 20, 2016

Storify: Mary's Valley FCEV Rally
California Air Resources Board | April 22, 2016 

Request for Papers, Proposals, and Information

California Energy Commission Announces $17.3 Million Grant Funding Opportunity for Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure

On April 6, the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced a Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO) of $17.3 million for 'Light Duty Vehicle Hydrogen Refueling Infrastructure' to help expand the network of hydrogen fueling stations in the state.  

The GFO will provide funding for 15 new hydrogen fueling stations, including connector stations, and main stations in core markets.  Also included is up to $300,000 in funds for operations and maintenance costs per existing hydrogen fueling station. 

The CEC will hold a pre-application workshop on April 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM PDT at CEC's Sacramento offices.

Full applications are due by July 15, 2016.

For a link to the full GFO, click here

New York State Announces $150 Million RFP for Clean Energy Projects Including Fuel Cells

On April 21, New  York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $150 million in funding available through the state's Reforming the Energy Vision strategy.  The funds will go towards qualifying renewable energy projects, including fuel cells, for terms of up to 20 years. 

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) along with the announcement.  For a link to the full RFP, click here.

Applications are due by May 26, 2016.

For a link to the full press release, click here

Connecticut DEEP Releases Request for Proposals for Small-Scale Clean Energy Projects, Including Fuel Cells

On March 9, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) released a request for proposals (RFP) for small scale clean energy projects between 2 and 20 megawatts (MW) from renewables, energy storage, and passive demand response.  Fuel cells qualify as a Class I renewable in Connecticut , and are eligible for the RFP.

CT DEEP is considering new projects that come online between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2020, and winners will be able to negotiate contracts with state investor-owned utilities.

RFP submissions are due by May 5, 2016. 

For a link to the full RPF filing, click here

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