AT&T announced that the company plans to double its contract with fuel-cell manufacturer Bloom Energy. With this contract, AT&T has positioned itself as Bloom Energy's largest non-utility costumer. All told, AT&T's contract with Bloom Energy provides for 17.1 megawatts of electricity. The Contra Costa Times reports:
Bloom Energy's fuel cells will power 28 AT&T facilities in California and Connecticut, including two facilities in San Jose. AT&T is not buying Bloom's technology outright; it is buying the electricity Bloom produces through long-term contracts known as power purchase agreements. The cost of the PPA's was not disclosed.For more on Bloom Energy, click here.