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We couldn’t be prouder to deliver groundbreaking clean energy solutions to our neighbors here in Connecticut

FuelCell Energy Delivers Fuel Cell Power to Derby as Part of Connecticut Clean Energy Initiatives.

The Connecticut-based global leader in state-of-the-art fuel cell platforms celebrates the opening of its newest clean energy project at a “cable cutting” ceremony in Derby on Nov. 16, 2023.

The 14-megawatt baseload power project includes 10 fuel cells. It is the second largest fuel cell park in North America following only FuelCell Energy’s Bridgeport, Connecticut, park, and it will supply power to thousands of area customers of Eversource and United Illuminating though power purchase agreements.

The location in Derby was selected by the state, which held a competitive bidding process in 2018 as part of its efforts to foster clean energy solutions in Connecticut.

While fuel cells serve a variety of functions, such as creating hydrogen or capturing carbon, in Derby they are being used to deliver competitively priced, Class I Renewable Energy, which in Connecticut is defined by statute as electricity produced from wind power; geothermal power, and fuel cells.

We invite you to learn more about this project, FuelCell Energy, and how our power generation, carbon capture, hydrogen production, and energy storage platforms are helping to deliver a more sustainable future for the world.

A History of Energy Innovation

Derby is a city that has a history of embracing energy innovation, including being the home of New England’s first electric trolley, powering local homes and industry with the hydropower of the Housatonic River, and being the first in the country to offer both gas and electric service to customers.




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How it works

The fuel cell power plant's compact design, quiet operation, and clean emissions profile make it easy to site in populated areas. Fuel cells electrochemically combine fuel and air to create power without combustion. The electrochemical reaction in fuel cells is virtually free of nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide (SOx), and particulate matter emissions, which can lead to smog, acid rain, and respiratory issues.

FuelCell Energy's 2023 Sustainability Report is now available. Learn more