Utility-Scale Fuel Cell Power Plant for Ohio

November 26, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Danbury, Connecticut-based FuelCell Energy (a developer and manufacturer of electric power generators) and Peoria, Illinois-based Caterpillar Inc. (a manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines) have finalized a contract from the Electric Division, of Westerville, Ohio, to supply a 250-kW Direct FuelCell power plant designed to feed power at a substation into the local electric distribution system. Caterpillar dealer, Ohio Cat, sold the power plant to the city of Westerville, which, in partnership with American Municipal Power-Ohio, is managing the fuel cell generation project. The utility-scale fuel cell power plant will be directly connected to the Westerville power grid and feed power from a substation into a local electric distribution system. FuelCell Energy will manufacture the power plant, which is scheduled for installation in 2004.
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