Fuel Cell Initiative (Connecticut)
Last modified on May 23, 2011.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Fuel Cell Initiative|
|Incentive Type||State Grant Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Fuel Cells|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Equipment Requirements||Fuel cells must be greater than 1 kW|
|Start Date||December 2003|
|Expiration Date||April 2004**|
|Maximum Incentive||Total of 4 million available|
|Program Administrator||Connecticut Clean Energy Fund|
**Note that this solicitation is now closed. However, a similar request for proposals is expected in November 2004. Updated information will be posted here when it becomes available.
The Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) to install and demonstrate fuels cells (greater than 1 kW) under the CCEF Fuel Cell Initiative, now in its third year. CCEF is the state's public benefits fund financed by a surcharge levied against the state's electrical ratepayers and administered by Connecticut Innovations, Inc., a quasi-public agency of the State of Connecticut.
The funding level for this round of the program is set at up to $4 million. Proposals are requested from fuel cell manufacturers or integrators, and teaming of parties is encouraged and can include a wide variety of organizations. In particular, CCEF is seeking projects that:
- Employ fuel cells with strong commercialization potential;
- Involve an engaged and knowledgeable host;
- Use innovative, high-value applications and approaches;
- Will demonstrate the benefits of distributed generation;
- Will help increase public awareness of fuel cells;
- Show how costs can be reduced or barriers overcome;
- Promote environmental and social benefits; and
- Offer a high degree of replicability.
CCEF funding is not anticipated to cover the entire cost of the project. Co-funding from participants to lower the amount of funding needed and/or create payback opportunities are required components of the successful proposal. Financial structures may include, but are not limited to:
- equity and equity-like
- combination structures
This program employs a two-step process. Proposers complete and submit a Round 1 application (see web site above) providing key information about the project. CCEF’s evaluation team will select projects eligible to advance to Round 2, at which point a Round 2 application but be submitted. Participants in projects selected for the "short list" in Round 2 will be asked to make oral presentations to CCEF on the merits of their projects.
|Contact Name||Project Manager, Fuel Cell RFP|
|Department||Connecticut Clean Energy Fund|
|Address||200 Corporate Place, 3rd Floor|
|Place||Rocky Hill, Connecticut|
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