Long-awaited fuel cell park at sub base becomes commercially operational for CMEEC
10 Jan 2023
After many delays, the fuel cell park at the Naval Submarine Base has become commercially operational at 6 megawatts, and designer-manufacturer FuelCell Energy is working to get the power generation project to its initial plan of 7.4 megawatts by the end of the year.
The natural gas-fired project, on less than an acre, will supply power to members of the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative and create more reliable electric service to the base from CMEEC member Groton Utilities. CMEEC announced last month that the project achieved commercial operations effective Dec. 16.