University of California-San Diego Fuel Cell Power Plant
Status: In effect
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UC San Diego plans to install a 1.2-megawatt fuel cell power plant by December 2008. This project is funded by private-sector partnerships and state-funded incentives.
Powered by methane gas, the plant will reduce UCSD’s annual utility costs by 8% compared to grid-supplied electricity.
- Produce very low emissions
- Generate power for campus electrical needs
- Supply thermal energy for campus cooling needs
- Can possibly power alternative fuel vehicles