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Delmarva Power Files Tariffs to Implement Delaware Fuel Cell Project

Friday, August 19, 2011

Proposal Supports Bloom Energy Economic Development, Clean Energy Initiative


NEWARK, Del.- The fuel cell program will enable Bloom Energy to install 30 megawatts of fuel cell generation in Delaware contingent on its constructing a permanent manufacturing facility in Newark, Del. for the fuel cells, creating an estimated 900 jobs, in addition to the potential of 600 more supplier jobs.

Delaware ’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards call for 25 percent of the Company’s energy supply to come from clean forms of energy by 2025. In June the General Assembly approved legislation which expanded the state’s acceptable forms of clean energy sources to include fuel cells.

The application before the PSC is for its approval of the tariffs for the fuel cell program. As proposed, Bloom Energy’s fuel cells will be installed at two locations in the State, with 26 megawatts located near Delmarva Power’s Red Lion substation and four megawatts near its Brookside substation, both are in northern New Castle County, Delaware.

The public is invited to attend comment sessions on the proposed fuel cell project which are tentatively scheduled for (the evening times have not yet been determined):

  • Sept. 27, Public Service Commission, Dover, Del.
  • Sept. 28, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington, Del.
  • Sept. 29, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, Del.

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Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to nearly 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware .

– Delmarva Power today filed an application with the Delaware Public Service Commission to implement its part in the State’s fuel cell project, adding fuel cells to its clean energy portfolio. The utility’s request supports the state’s economic initiative to bring Sunnyvale, Calif.-based fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy to Delaware.