Groton — Pfizer Inc.’s new efficient 5.6 megawatt, multimillion-dollar fuel-cell power plants were unveiled Thursday as officials hailed their reliability and low impact on the environment.
“We’re working together to make sure the future of this site is strong,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said after cutting the ribbon marking the power plant’s official opening.
John Burkhardt, the new site director for Pfizer’s Connecticut laboratories, said the two side-by-side fuel-cell plants came out of talks that his predecessor, Rod MacKenzie, had with the New York-based corporation’s chief financial officer, Frank D’Amelio. Asked about any concerns he had, MacKenzie told D’Amelio about occasional power interruptions the Groton campus had experienced that put some of its experiments at risk, Burkhardt said.Read More