Energy

CCAT recognizes that energy use affects the success of all organizations. We lead planning and policy initiatives that focus on sustainable, reliable energy use and innovative technologies to offset energy demands.

To advance a hydrogen-fuel cell economy within Connecticut and the Northeast, we administer collaboratives such as the Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition and the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster.

CCAT also works with the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist rural municipalities in applying for the state microgrid program to support their mission-critical power loads. We validate and analyze how a generation facility could be developed in a microgrid configuration to increase environmental performance, lower energy costs, and improve power reliability.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Advancement - CCAT advances the development, manufacture, and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies.
Energy Planning - Advancing community-supported solutions to reduce energy costs and increase reliability.
Renewable Energy - Promoting energy solutions using advanced, renewable technologies.
Applied Energy Research - Rely on CCAT's experts to lead and conduct applied energy research.
Funding / Grant Opportunities - Find out how CCAT can help you tap into potential funding resources.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    More than 600 companies are part of the CT fuel cell & hydrogen supply chain. In 2015, the industry realized $726 million in revenue and investment, generated 3,400 direct, indirect and induced jobs and more than $340 million in labor income, & contributed more than $39 million in state and local tax revenues.

  • State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    CTTransit, a bus system underCT’s Department of Transportation, began operating demonstration fuel cell buses in 2007; it now operates one fuel cell bus in daily revenue service.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    In 2017, a public hydrogen fueling station will be opened in Hartford, CT, one of 12 initial northeast U.S. hydrogen stations under development by Toyota and Air Liquide.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    A 63.3-MW fuel cell installation in Beacon Falls has been approved by Connecticut’s Siting Council. When built, this will be the world’s largest fuel cell power park, surpassing a 59-MW fuel cell installation in Korea.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    Hydrogen can be produced by water electrolysis, which can be powered by electricity from renewables such as solar or wind power or from nuclear energy and the grid.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    Hydrogen can be sourced from fossil fuels, such as natural gas or propane, or renewable fuels including anaerobic digester gas and landfill gas.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America, 2016

    A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that uses hydrogen and oxygen from the air to produce electricity, with water and heat as its by-products.

  • CT Green Bank Annual Report 2015

    Since 2012, CT Green Bank supported projects have created an estimated 8,295 job-years and, over the life of the projects, prevented the emission of an estimated 1.4 million tons of carbon dioxide.

  • ct.gov

    New Haven, one of CT’s largest cities, is home to a number of fuel cell installations, including a fuel cell-powered city hall.

  • ct.gov

    One of CT’s major transportation networks — CT Transit — has operated fuel cell buses since 2007

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2015

    The largest fuel cell power project in North America is in Bridgeport, CT.

  • Connecticut leads the nation in setting public policy and leveraging private investments in support of clean energy. The CT Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority (CEFIA) has been dubbed the nation’s first “Green Bank.”

  • http://toyotanews.pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+mirai+washingtondc+auto+show+east+coast.htm

    A “Hydrogen Highway” is being built in the northeast corridor: 12 strategically selected locations in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

  • Hydrogen fuel can be made from many sources, including wind, solar and even garbage, not just natural gas.

  • U.S. DOE State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2016

    Connecticut is one of the top three states, including California and New York, leading the statewide use of hydrogen and fuel cells in the United States.