Baseload, Storage

Dual Fuel Switches for Uninterruptible Process

[] FuelCell Energy has been selected by Concurrent Technologies (CTC) to modify its fuel cell power plant to run on HD-5-grade propane and switch rapidly between fuels. The system and engineering enhancements will enable the stationary power plant to generate base load electricity even in situations when fuel supplies are threatened due to natural disaster or security issues. Once engineered and evaluated, it is anticipated that the fuel switch will take less than a minute. The project is supported by the DoD, the U.S. Army, and the Engineer Research and Development Center’s Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.