Plans are under way to build a 63.3 megawatt (MW) fuel cell park in Connecticut. If built, the Beacon Falls Energy Park would reportedly displace the 59 MW Gyeonggi Green Energy fuel cell park in South Korea as the world's largest.

The project's lead, CT Energy & Technology, would develop and own the facility, which would be loaded with fuel cells from FuelCell Energy Inc.

The project, which is expected to take three years, is located next to an electric switch yard, a natural gas tie-in and water, says William Corvo, president of CT Energy & Technology. The fuel cells are also being engineered to capture carbon emissions from gas and coal-fired power plants. Due to their low emissions, fuel cells count as renewable power generation in Connecticut.

FuelCell Energy, which would operate and maintain the fuel cells, and CT Energy & Technology have signed a letter of intent for the project. The developers and the landowner, O&G Industries, still need to complete engineering studies for the site and acquire permits.

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