The Delaware Public Service Commission approved the Fuel Cell tariff for the Bloom Energy Jobs Initiative in the Delmarva Power Region in 2011. The fuel cell program allowed Bloom Energy to install 30 megawatts of natural-gas-powered fuel cell electric generation on Delmarva Power's electric system. At least 20 megawatts must come from fuel cells manufactured in Delaware.
Fuel cells are devices that convert fuel into electricity through a clean electro-chemical process rather than combustion. They are like batteries, except that they always run.
Bloom fuel cells located at our Brookside Substation began providing up to 3 megawatts of electricity in June 2012. Another 5.7 megawatts of Bloom fuel cell generation capacity was brought online at our Red Lion Substation in December 2012. In addition, the Bloom Energy Manufacturing Assembly Plant is under active construction in Newark, Del.