Seven CT renewable energy projects approved

January 31, 2008 8:16:11 AM PST
State regulators have given final approval to seven Connecticut alternative power projects for long-term, subsidized electricity generation contracts.The projects range from wood-fired power operations to fuel cell projects and are part of a state program that subsidizes greener ways of generating energy.

The DPUC Wednesday approved three fuel cell projects, three biomass projects and a methane gas project at a Norwalk landfill.

The three approved fuel cell projects are at Waterbury Hospital, Stamford Hospital and an energy recovery generation project in Milford.

The approved projects are expected to provide the state with nearly 110 megawatts of power. A megawatt is enough power for 750 to 1,000 typical houses.