Three Ways Fuel Cell Microgrids Lower Energy Cost

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Businesses and institutions install fuel cell microgrids for many reasons. Driving down energy costs is a big one. Here we look at three ways fuel cell microgrids create financial advantage: By competing with utility pricing Through favorable financing models that reduce customer risk In achieving efficiencies through use of … [Read more...]

The Rise of Fuel Cell Microgrids: Special Report

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Fuel cell microgrids are on the rise, the result of a natural pairing of two technologies — fuel cells and microgrids — that serve a mutual mission. Together, they meet today’s demand for energy that is cost-competitive, highly reliable, clean, quiet, contained, modular, scalable and community-friendly. Once futuristic, both technologies … [Read more...]

Connecticut Fuel Cell Microgrid Project Reaches Milestone

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Woodbridge, Connecticut marked a milestone this week for its 2.2 MW fuel cell microgrid project, with an announcement that the fuel cell component is now operating. The fuel cell was provided by Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy. "This project is a great example of how municipalities can align with utilities to enhance their critical … [Read more...]

Connecticut Seeks Small-Scale Clean Energy; FuelCell Energy to Bid

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Connecticut, an early leader in microgrids, is seeking proposals for small-scale clean energy projects, part of a larger effort to identify the best configuration of energy – large and small – for the state. The state's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a request for proposals (RFP) March 9 for projects that offer … [Read more...]

The Shape of Microgrid Financing Begins to Reveal Itself

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The shape of microgrid financing is beginning to emerge as pilot projects come on line and the industry mimics successful approaches used by solar firms. FuelCell Energy’s recent sale of a university microgrid to NRG Energy offers a recent example.  The Connecticut-based fuel cell manufacturer sold the 1.4 MW university microgrid to the … [Read more...]

Schneider Electric and FuelCell Energy Win in Connecticut Microgrid RFP

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Projects planned by Schneider Electric and FuelCell Energy were among winners of $5.1 million in grants from the second Connecticut microgrid request for proposals. The winning pilot projects are in the cities of Milford and Bridgeport, according to an October 8 announcement by Governor Dannel Malloy. Millford will receive $2.9 mllion and … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: National Aquarium, FuelCell Energy, Energy Technology Savings

This week in energy efficiency micronews… The National Aquarium is teaming up with Constellation to support environmental conservation efforts in Baltimore and throughout the Chesapeake Bay. The aquarium will implement $3.7 million in energy and water conservation measures through a 15-year energy performance contract with Constellation. Under the … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: EnerNOC, AES Energy Storage, FuelCell Energy

This week in energy efficiency MicroNews… Manhattan Center Studios has contracted with EnerNOC to deploy a suite of energy management software and professional services, including DemandSMART demand response software, EfficiencySMART software and services that deliver continuous energy savings, and SupplySMART, an intelligent energy procurement … [Read more...]

MicroNews: Opower, Severstal Columbus, Abengoa, FuelCell, ASHRAE

This week in energy efficiency news… Opower, in partnership with its 90 utility clients across seven countries, announced that it has saved three terawatt hours of energy, or enough to power 600,000 homes. The company now serves 22 million consumers and businesses worldwide with its cloud-based software platform, saving more than $350 million for … [Read more...]