Natural Gas Powered Fuel Cells
A fuel cell is an electromechanical device that converts the chemical energy from the methane in natural gas into electricity through a chemical reaction with oxygen.
Not only are fuel cells quiet and reliable, with no moving parts and a durability of up to 20 years, but they convert natural gas directly into electricity with heat and a total system efficiency that can be much higher than other generation sources.
- Reduced operating costs - lowers grid electric use and overall electric costs.
- Resiliency - Fast return to normal operations during a grid outage.
- Business continuity - N+1 redundant or backup power source to critical non-life safety loads during a grid outage.
- Islanding capability - continuous operations island mode upon a grid outage.
- Microgrid capability - 24/7 resilient power to ensure operational integrity for critical public safety facilities. Fuel cells provide a 24/7/365 gas load.
- No louder than piano music.
(Source: Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – LEED)
Interested in finding out how fuel cells can save your organization money? Contact Eversource's John Ferrelli at 203-596-3004 for more information.