Natural gas, which powers Bloom’s fuel cells, is not an eligible fuel under existing state programs that seek diverse and renewable fuels. Bloom appealed to Massachusetts lawmakers for help deploying what they called “the next generation of energy technology.”
Charles Fox told the state’s Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee that its distributed energy servers represent a new form of infrastructure that’s more reliable and has lower environmental impacts than existing energy generation, reports the Worcester Business Journal.
Bloom does not operate in Massachusetts but has sites running in 100 locations. Apple, Staples, Verizon and other big companies are among its energy clients.