Corporation / FuelCell Energy Direct FuelCell CHP
The New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority (NYSERDA –
has contracted with the Greenhouse Gas Technology Center to perform
ETV verifications on five new Combined Heat and Power installations
in New York State.
The first of this series is a molten carbonate fuel
cell (MCFC) CHP system manufactured by FuelCell Energy (http://www.fce.com)
under the name “Direct FuelCell” (DFC®) and installed and operated
by PPL Corporation (http://www.pplweb.com)
at the Starwood (http://www.starwood.com)
Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers at 811 - 7th Avenue on
53rd Street in New York City. The DFC® 300A unit
specifications indicate both 300,000 BTU/h of heat and 250 kW of
electric power are available to the host site.
FuelCell Energy’s products are called Direct
FuelCells because they can use hydrocarbon fuels without the need to
first create hydrogen in an external fuel processor.
The principle parameters for this ETV Verification
Impacts on local
and regional emissions (NOx, SO2, CO and
and fuel-to-power efficiency;
Net change in
Power Factor and
impact on power quality.
Field testing is currently scheduled for October