Connecticut is a Leader in Fuel Cell Innovation & Supply Chain Companies

Connecticut has long been a U.S. leader in fuel cell technology, being named a “Top 3 State” for fuel cell development by the U.S. Department of Energy and ranked #3 in the nation for fuel cell patents1. The first and second largest fuel cell projects in North America are both located here, operated by Fuel Cell Energy in Bridgeport and Derby. 95 active fuel cell projects2 support over 980 direct jobs3 at 10 OEM’s4, generating more than $600M in annual revenue5 and supporting 600+ supply chain companies6.

The Connecticut Hydrogen-Fuel Cell Coalition, administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, is one industry organization working to advance the industry in the state. Comprised of representatives from Connecticut’s fuel cell and hydrogen industry, academia, government, and other stakeholders, the Coalition is promoting companies, talent and innovation.

Hydrogen is a key part of Connecticut’s Comprehensive Energy Strategy, with goals to achieve zero carbon electricity by 2040 and deploy 1,000MW of energy storage by the end of 2030. Connecticut partnered with New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island in a bid to be one of 4 regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs, part of $8B in federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding, focusing on advancing safe, green hydrogen energy innovation and investment, while improving the region’s health, resiliency, and economic development.


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Policy Incentives – Mandatory Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

  • Interconnection Standards

  • Net Metering/Virtual Net Metering

  • Public Benefits Funds

  • Utility Ownership

  • Performance-Based Power Purchase

  • Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE)

  • Property Tax Incentives

  • ZEV Purchase Incentives

  • Refueling Infrastructure Incentives

  • Fuel Efficiency Standard

For more information, visit the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

1U.S. Department of Energy, 2020; 2Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, 2022; 3Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, 2021; 4Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, 2021; 5Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, 2021; 6Connecticut Hydrogen Fuel Cell Coalition, 2021