Hartford Hospital Fuel Cell

Site

Hartford, CT

Project

Hartford Hospital Fuel Cell

Role

EPC Contractor Operate & Maintain

Hartford Hospital, with 867 beds for patient care, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England. The Hospital entered into a long-term Energy Purchase Agreement with Hartford Steam Company for the installation of a 1.4 megawatt fuel cell at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT.

  • Owned by Cartier Energy – a Vauban Infrastructure Partners, LLC company.
  • DCO provided EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services for this project. DCO Energy is a minority co-investor and provides operations and maintenance services for the plant.
  • 1.4 MW DFC1500 fuel cell power plant located adjacent to Hartford Hospital.
  • Output of plant is 1.4 MW of electric, and 1,600 lbs/hour of steam. Excess heat not used by Hospital is supplied to the district energy system in Hartford (Hartford Steam Company).
  • Project is under a long-term agreement with Hartford Hospital.
  • Renewable energy project only occupies 2,250 square feet.