System could produce enough energy to power about 180 homes

Caterpillar, Fuel Cell Energy, and the city of Westerville, Ohio, recently brought one of the first utility-scale fuel cell power plants in North America online. Funded through a $103 million program, the 250kW DFC plant will feed power to consumers from a substation. Located at Westerville’s electric substation 2, the plant creates the hydrogen it needs from natural gas. When fully operational, it will produce enough energy to power about 180 homes in the city.