GEI Global’s Chairman and CEO, announced that company has received the final approval by the Mayor and City Council to locate the 5kW fuel cell power system within the city of DUE CARRARE, outside of Venice Italy. A pilot plant and technology showcase will provide over 6,000 kW-hr per month of combined heat and power (CHP) and will demonstrate clean, efficient, and environmentally friendly electric power systems applicable for public owned buildings, shopping malls, commercial real estate, and industries operating on Methane or Natural Gas.
“We as a community are a very excited to work with AISVEC and GEI Global to showcase this efficient alternative to grid generated central power,” stated Deputy Mayor : CLAUDIO GARBO. “Furthermore”, stated Garbo, “Fuel Cell electric power generation systems are rapidly being adopted throughout Europe and we want to ensure that our community is on the leading edge when it comes to energy efficiency. This is even more important when considering GEI’s ability to integrate with and to improve upon solar power generation efficiency.”
Alessio Montanarini, AISVEC Vice President, states: “We are thrilled to be moving forward at this level and look forward to hosting the GEI Global technology showcase as we will invite over 3000 public authorities and private companies connected to our Association to review this technology. The competitive advantage of the GEI hybrid fuel cell electric power generation technology will address the paramount need to
decrease the high energy costs in Europe, whose market amounts to 500 million people. Initially, the partnership will focus on the Italian
market and later on the European one, the Balkans and CIS countries addressing the 3000 public authorities and private companies connected to AISVEC. To this end, AISVEC is also negotiating with governmental authorities in Central and Eastern Europe with regards to fuel supply, power requirements, and economic development.”
“The GEI goal is to remove the fuel infrastructure as a commercialization barrier, and to provide the GEI hybrid fuel cell electric power generation technology to large scale potential consumers and thereby lowering manufacturing costs,” stated Dr. K. J. Berry, GEI Chairman and CEO. “The partnership between the two firms will enable European companies to install the GEI hybrid fuel cell cogeneration power system, and take advantage of the new EU Policy on Climate Change. Also, companies will be able to leverage the large scale methane and natural gas infrastructure system within Italy and the rest of Europe in support of grid independence and energy efficiency,” concluded Berry.
The pilot plant constitutes an example of a combined heat and power (CHP) fuel cell electric power generator to be installed within Europe and paves the way to creating a more efficient decentralized system of smart grids in accordance with new European environmental policies.