UConn Commissions Fuel Cell Power Plant

By Colin Poitras

University officials, along with representatives of UTC Power and the Connecticut Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, commissioned a new fuel cell power plant at UConn’s Depot Campus that will supply the campus with clean and efficient energy, cooling, and heating for years to come.

The installation of a UTC Power PureCell system is the latest step by UConn to reduce its carbon footprint and build a sustainable community. The fuel cell installation was made possible through a federal stimulus grant from Connecticut’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority.

One of our major objectives as an institution is reducing our carbon emissions and working very hard to be good stewards of the environment,” said UConn President Susan Herbst. “The installation of this fuel cell is an outstanding contribution to that ongoing effort. We are very grateful to both of our partners, UTC Power and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority, for making this possible. ”

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