Utility-scale fuel cell technology to power South Korea’s historic cities

Bloom Energy is partnering with SK Engineering and Construction to deploy two new clear power services with gasoline cell know-how in Gyeonggi Province.

The energy vegetation will likely be situated within the cities of Hwasung and Paju and can leverage Bloom Energy’s non-combustion, electrochemical course of to provide low-carbon electrical energy with decrease and predictable power prices and enhanced reliability.

The Hwasung energy plant will comprise a 19.8MW gasoline cell deployment and will likely be Bloom Energy’s largest mission in South Korea and the corporate’s second-largest on the planet.

This deployment marks the first-ever strong oxide gasoline cell mission financed in Korea, with over 141 billion KRW ($118.7 million) of debt and fairness financing. The strong oxide gasoline cell installment supplies a brand new supply of electrical energy to fulfill rising power demand. This facility alone is designed to generate sufficient electrical energy to energy roughly 43,000 houses within the space.

The Paju energy plant will encompass eight.1MW gasoline cell know-how which is able to energy almost 18,000 houses. The plant may even provide residents in rural areas with pure fuel by way of new metropolis pipelines for the primary time.

South Korea is a frontrunner in gasoline cell know-how deployment with its six energy era corporations having deployed roughly 300MW of gasoline cell energy thus far.

This follows the federal government releasing a Hydrogen Economy Roadmap in 2019 calling for 15,000MW of stationary gasoline cells by 2040.

KR Sridhar, founder, the CEO of Bloom Energy, mentioned: “South Korea is clearly on the modern of our world’s power future. And, this utility-scale deployment of gasoline cells is a strong proof level of its formidable power plan. Bloom Energy is proud to help this visionary effort to make clear, dependable, resilient, and adaptable energy era.”