UTC Power Fuel Cell to Power New York Building

25 Apr 2012

UTC New York

UTC Power has announced that one of its PureCell phosphoric acid fuel cell systems has been installed at the New York office of News Corporation. The fuel cell will provide the majority of the company’s electricity and hot water operating in a combined heating, cooling and power (CCHP) mode and can operate independently of the grid, providing energy security for the building and making it a critical power backup during blackouts or natural disasters. The installation was funded in part by support from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is expected to save more than 675 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

Fred Seigel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Beacon Capital Partners said "The fuel cell at 1211 Avenue of the Americas offers a good example of how major urban office buildings can economically reduce carbon emissions through leading-edge technology."

Joe Triompo, Vice President and General Manager of UTC Power said "We're thrilled to help Beacon Capital and News Corporation lower their energy costs, increase their energy security and reduce their environmental emissions by producing clean, efficient power on-site."

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