Morgan Stanley today announced that Bloom Energy will install a fuel cell system at the Firm’s global headquarters in New York City’s Times Square neighborhood. The fuel cell system at 1585 Broadway is expected to be fully operational in late 2016 and will provide approximately 750 kW of 24×7 high quality power to the Morgan Stanley building, equal to approximately 6 million kWh of clean electricity each year.
Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology converts fuel into electricity through a high efficiency non-combustion process that generates clean and reliable on-site power, reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses compared to traditionally generated and transmitted electricity.
“Morgan Stanley is committed to investing in technologies that minimize our impact on the environment,” said Chief Operating OfficerJim Rosenthal. “Following on the success of our fuel cell installation in Purchase, NY, this project further exemplifies how we can improve the sustainability and resiliency of our facilities, while controlling costs and being responsible to our business, our shareholders and our planet.”
“The recent Paris Climate Accord calls on government and business leaders to reimagine the way we power the world, and this project in the heart of Manhattan demonstrates how clean distributed energy can be deployed onsite, even in urban areas,” said KR Sridhar, principal co-founder and CEO of Bloom Energy. “We applaud Morgan Stanley for their continued commitment to clean energy as well as Governor Cuomo’s administration and NYSERDA for their work to drive adoption of clean distributed generation.”
Support for this project was provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through a long-term renewable energy credit contract awarded under the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) Main Tier Program to develop renewable energy projects.
“Partnerships between the State and private sector have made New York a global leader in reducing greenhouse gases and advancing clean energy solutions, and will continue to play a vital role in transforming our energy system,” said John B. Rhodes, President and CEO of NYSERDA said. “This project is an example of how new and innovative technologies will help us achieve Governor Cuomo’s vision of an energy system that is cleaner, more resilient and more affordable for all New Yorkers.”
Bloom Energy currently has over 200 projects across the United States and in Japan, including ten operating projects in New York State.