$80M fuel cell project at the former Stanley Works campus in New Britain set to power up in May

An advanced fuel cell array that could turbo-charge future manufacturing in New Britain is in its final stages of testing and could hook up to the power grid as soon as May, according to city officials. The 67-fuel cell array — installed outdoors in a dilapidated section of the Stanley Works complex at 600 Myrtle St. — awaits final testing and approvals. Once the $80 million project gets the green light, the fuel cells will power up to supply up to 20 megawatts of electricity to the larger power grid, said Jack Benjamin, New Britain’s director of planning and development. For the City of New Britain, the project is expected to complement the recent surge in housing development in the downtown, which is an easy walking distance from Stanley Works, Benjamin said.


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