Pepperidge Farm

Fuel Cell


System Size: 250 kW AC and 1.2 MW




Expected Annual Electricity Generation (kWh): 11,431,800 combined





Enjoying Dual Benefits


A partnership among Connecticut entities committed to pursuing clean, alternative energy sources for the state – Pepperidge Farm, FuelCell Energy, Inc. and the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund – helped to make these fuel cell installations possible.


A 250-kilowatt fuel cell at Pepperidge Farm’s Bloomfield bakery was manufactured by FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), of Danbury, Connecticut, a leading manufacturer of ultra-clean power plants for commercial, industrial and utility customers.  It supplies about 13 percent of the total electrical needs for the 260,000-square-foot plant.  But this was just the first fuel cell to be installed at Pepperidge Farm.  A second, larger, 1.2-megawatt fuel cell, also manufactured by FuelCell Energy, was installed at the facility two years later, in 2008.  


The two fuel cells combined provide about 70 percent of the required electricity and contribute to the reliability of electricity to the site.  Additionally, excess heat from the larger fuel cell is channeled to support bakery processes, which helps to reduce the amount of fuel needed for plant boilers.




Environmental Benefits


Annual Emissions Avoided (lbs.) *


 11.4 million  7,511  5,990  23,206



The energy produced by these systems is equivalent to:


The needs
of 1,361 homes

Removing the
emissions for 147 cars

Planting 295 acres of trees



Additional Information


Pepperidge Farm Bakery

1414 Blue Hills Avenue 

Bloomfield, CT 06002


David Watson




Are tours of this facility available? No




Systems installed by:


PPL Energy Services Holdings, LLC


FuelCell Energy, Inc.



Learn more about Fuel Cells



* Learn about how we calculate avoided emissions here