Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) and SK ecoplant Americas have completed the installation of fuel cell systems at two Stamford Health locations. The Bloom platform will provide Stamford Health staff with predictable, stable power to help support Stamford Health’s ability to provide high-quality medical care to patients.
Bloom and SK ecoplant Americas installed a 2MW Energy Server™ at Stamford Hospital on the Bennett Medical Center Campus and a 700kW platform at Tully Health Center, both in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells can generate electricity from a variety of fuels, including natural gas and biogas, without combustion, which sharply reduces air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx).
SK ecoplant Americas (formally known as SK E&C Betek) managed construction. SK ecoplant Americas is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC), as well as financing services for critical infrastructure. Its parent company, SK ecoplant, is headquartered in the Republic of Korea, and it has teamed up with Bloom there to complete 500MW of fuel cell projects.
“We would like to thank our partners for their work on this important project,” said Kathleen Silard, president and CEO, Stamford Health. “At Stamford Health, we aim to deliver expert, compassionate care for our patients while being a good neighbor to our surrounding communities. The installation of our new fuel cell systems allows us to deliver on both of those promises. We now have our own electric microgrid, which protects us against disruptions while reducing pollution.”
Bloom’s ability to deliver clean and predictable power has attracted business from healthcare systems across the United States. In 2022, Bloom added five significant new customers in the healthcare space.
“Bloom’s non-combustion technology reduces particulate emissions for local communities,” said Ashley Shirk, Senior Account Executive, Bloom Energy. “It reduces nitrogen and sulfur dioxide by over 99% and significantly cut other criteria pollutants compared to combustion. These kinds of reductions can save the U.S. healthcare system tens of millions of dollars in treating symptoms of air pollution.”
“We are proud of our partnership with Stamford Health and are very pleased to have provided construction support for these projects,” said Michael Tae, CEO, SK ecoplant Americas. “We are looking forward to continuing this relationship under a 15-year energy service agreement to supply low-carbon and reliable power. We are also grateful for the number of construction jobs these projects create.”