Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bloom Proposal to Put Hundreds of Delawareans to Work Moves Forward with Public Service Commission’s Unanimous Vote




Governor Markell thanks the Commission for their Thoughtful Consideration and Support of the State’s Economy
Delaware State SealDover – Governor Jack Markell thanked the Public Service Commission tonight for their unanimous vote of support, which will allow Bloom Energy to move forward with its proposal to put Delawareans to work. Bloom is choosing to build its east coast manufacturing center on the site of the former Chrysler plant in Newark, which is now part of the University of Delaware’s Science and Technology Campus.
“This vote brings us closer to creating hundreds of jobs for Delawareans and making a substantial positive impact for our State’s economy.  I thank the PSC, its staff and consultants for their independent and thoughtful consideration.  Their decision to move this process forward will bring significant benefits to Delaware.”  Markell said.
The PSC’s vote allows Delmarva Power to become a Bloom Energy customer. Bill Kurtz, Bloom’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Commercial Officer, shared his thoughts on his company’s behalf.
“We are pleased that the PSC has approved the tariff, and are looking forward to working with the State, the University of Delaware and Delmarva to now begin the process of creating jobs and applying our innovative fuel cell technology to bring affordable, reliable and clean energy to the entire east coast,” Kurtz said.
You can read more about Bloom’s proposal and technology here: http://governor.delaware.gov/news/2011/1106june/20110609-bloom_energy.shtml