Strategic Targets for Fuel Cell Deployment

The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) has assessed and analyzed potential applications for stationary power/distributed generation and transportation. The application of hydrogen and fuel cell technology is well justified at strategic locations throughout the State of Connecticut for the following reasons:

  • Fuel cells are extremely efficient and can help to reduce the dependence on foreign oil, and contribute greatly to the reduction of air pollutants, especially sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds;
  • Fuel cells have a high availability rate and can provide premium, stand-by, and emergency power of a variety of applications;
  • Fuel cells provide renewable energy for compliance with renewable portfolio standards, and the Governor’s directive for state building renewable energy purchases;
  • Hydrogen can be produced using a wide variety of resources found here in the U.S.; and
  • Fuel cells and hydrogen equipment are developed and manufactured in the state providing direct benefits including high-skilled and high-paying jobs, and indirect benefits associated with the supply chain.

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Strategic Targets:

Potential Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications for Private Facilities

* Convalescent Homes (200+ Bed Count)

* Commercial Airports

* Food Sales (150+ Employees)

* Energy Intensive Industries (100+ Employees)

Potential Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications for Public Facilities

* Landfills

* Correctional Facilities

*Federally Owned Buildings

* Hospital

* Military Airports

* Military Base

* Wastewater Treatment Plants (ADF < 10 MGD)

* Public Schools (With CHP Potential)

* Colleges

Potential Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Applications for Transportation

* Existing and Planned Hydrogen Refueling Stations

* Current Hydrogen Users

* Vehicle Fleet Locations

* Potential Early Adopters