Centrica Business Solutions invests in fuel cell facility in Connecticut

Centrica Business Solutions, part of Centrica, has invested in the development of a 4.99MW fuel cell facility in South Windsor, Connecticut.

This fuel cell facility will deliver power to the local utility, Eversource Energy, under a 20-year purchase power agreement (PPA). Fuel cells generate electricity through a chemical reaction process that is clean, quiet and highly efficient with little to no harmful emissions. This project will provide enough clean energy to power over 4,200 homes per year.

Centrica acquired the project in March 2019. This investment is a part of Centrica’s Ambition 2030 which outlines 15 long-term goals to reduce the company’s emissions, and enable customers to use energy more sustainably.

The fuel cell manufacturer and long-term operations and maintenance provider for the project is Doosan Fuel Cell America.

The project is currently under construction and is on track to be completed in early 2020.

“By building and expanding our technology framework through significant distributed generation projects like this, we open the door for new ways to help our customers transform their energy footprint into a source of true competitive advantage. We are excited to support the development team and work closely with Doosan Fuel Cell America.”

Stephen Prince, head of Centrica Business Solutions North America.

“Doosan Fuel Cell America is proud to be part of a dynamic collaboration with Centrica Business Solutions and the development team in creating a flagship project that produces clean energy right here in South Windsor. With over 380MW of fuel cells sold worldwide, we look forward to continued success by providing distributed energy resources to a variety of customers, resulting in cheaper, cleaner and more reliable power.”

Jeff Hyungrak Chung, president and CEO of Doosan Fuel Cell America.