Southern Power Announces Investment in Fuel Cell Project in Delaware

June 21, 2019

Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, has made an investment into utility-scale fuel cell generation with Bloom Energy.

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The investment will support the repowering of an existing fuel cell project located on two sites in New Castle and Newark, Delaware, which currently consist of 30 megawatts (MW) of Bloom Energy Servers.

“This is an excellent project to continue the growth of our partnership with Bloom Energy,” said Mark Lantrip, CEO of Southern Power. “We’re excited to make an investment in a new technology that can provide generation resources to meet our customers’ needs as the energy industry continues to evolve.”

In 2016, Bloom Energy and Southern Company formed a strategic alliance to support and deploy innovative fuel cell solutions. This alliance has developed more than 80 MW of fuel cells at sites across the country.

By bringing together the wholesale, utility scale and emerging generating technologies, Southern Company continues to demonstrate its leadership in strategic solutions for an integrated, comprehensive energy solution.

About Southern Power

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other energy customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 49 facilities operating or under development in 12 states with more than 11,200 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.