Caterpillar, FuelCell Energy and Westerville, Ohio Use Ultra-Low Emissions Fuel Cell To Feed Power to Local Distribution System

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Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), Fuelcell Energy Inc (FCEL) and the city of Westerville, Ohio have reached an important milestone, bringing on-line one of the first utility-scale fuel cell power plants in North America that will feed power to consumers from a substation. The 250-kilowatt (kW) DFC power plant creates the hydrogen it needs from a readily available fuel, natural gas. The unit is manufactured by FuelCell Energy and distributed by Caterpillar through its dealer Ohio Cat. The fuel cell power plant is located at Westerville’s electric substation #2, and when fully operational it will produce enough energy to power approximately 180 homes in Westerville. [ more ]