Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, Industrial - July 2, 2019
Duke Energy to offer Bloom Energy fuel cell tech to C&I customers
Duke Energy One, a non-regulated subsidiary of Duke Energy, announced it will acquire a portfolio of distributed fuel cell technology projects from Bloom Energy Corporation as part of the company’s efforts to serve commercial and industrial customers’ evolving energy needs and provide behind-the-meter generation.
Over the next 18 months, the two companies will deploy the servers at more than 30 sites across a portfolio of customers, including hospitals, technology companies, data centers, and universities, according to a statement.
“Commercial and industrial customers want resilient, clean energy at predictable costs and solutions tailored for their business needs – and with this technology, we can provide just that,” said Swati Daji, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of customer solutions and strategies. “We are excited to give our customers a more affordable, reliable, innovative generation source with Bloom Energy’s innovative fuel cells, and we look forward to further developing and customizing more options in the future.”
Bloom Energy Servers produce energy by converting natural gas or biogas into electricity without combustion. According to the statement, customers benefit from low-emission, baseload power 24/7 and fewer intermittent interruptions in power flow for their facilities and operations.