AVANGRID partnered with the State of Connecticut and the Town of Woodbridge to build a fuel cell that can generate up to 2.2 megawatts of clean “Class 1” renewable energy, providing heat for the area high school during the winter months.
The fuel cell unit converts clean natural gas into electricity and heat through a highly efficient electrochemical process that is free of combustion and virtually absent of harmful particulates. Fuel cell plants operate quietly and have modest space requirements.
The fuel cell power generation process is very efficient and generates both energy and heat from the same unit of fuel, resulting in a carbon footprint that is about one-quarter that of the average U.S. electric grid. The fuel cell’s environmentally friendly power generation process supports the town’s sustainability goals and contributes to cleaner air for Woodbridge residents.