Technical Tours

Expand your knowledge and attend on site tours of Connecticut facilities on the cutting-edge of technology and environmental practices. 

Doosan Fuel Cell America

Tuesday, June 26, 9:00 am - 11:30 am 

Includes an overview of Doosan Fuel Cell America, fuel cell introduction - a technical introduction to fuel cells and how they operate, fuel cell applications in the US and abroad, and a tour of the state of the art research, design, and manufacturing facility. 

Registration and Ticket Required: $30. Tour includes transportation.

Hartford Landfill

Thursday, June 28, 1:30 - 3:30 pm 
Join us for a fun and educational tour, guided by astute representatives from CTDEEP, MIRA, City of Hartford Public Works, and Delta-Pro, Inc.  This tour of the now-closed Hartford Landfill will be jam-packed with interesting information, excellent views, and infrastructure, including:
- 6-acre solar array constructed atop the capped landfill in 2014, capable of generating over 1,500 MWh of electricity each year
- Insightful perspective from CTDEEP regarding their post-closure care actions currently being performed pursuant to Public Act 13-247, Section 263
- Expansive gas extraction and collection network providing fuel for on-site electricity generation, capable of powering up to 2,000 homes

Registration and Ticket Required: $30. Tour includes transportation.
Sturdy walking shoes are required as areas to be visited include gravel and uneven surfaces. Tour may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

ISO New England Backup Control Center 
Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
ISO New England is the independent, not-for-profit company authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to oversee the day-to-day operation of New England’s electric power generation and transmission system, administer the region’s competitive wholesale electricity markets, and manage comprehensive regional power system planning.  The tour will include an overview of ISO New England and its three critical roles, as well as an update on regional energy issues. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the ISO’s state-of-the-art backup control center (BCC). In the unlikely event that the master control center is rendered inoperable, fully redundant systems at the BCC enable system operators to continue managing the grid reliably by monitoring, dispatching, and directing the flow of electricity.

ISO New England is a secure facility. Attendees must provide their name, affiliation, and email address in advance. We cannot accommodate visitors who arrive unannounced. When you arrive, you will be required to provide photo identification to the Duty Officer before entering
the premises. You may not enter the facility without photo identification.

Registration and Ticket Required: $30
Tour includes transportation.

Free, self-guided tour:  EPA “Village Green” Air Monitoring Bench

The “Village Green Station” is a wind- and solar-powered air monitoring bench that has been installed in the park abutting the Connecticut Science Center in downtown Hartford.  Located in the back of the Convention Center, at the mezzanine level by the coffee shop, outside the back door out of the Convention Center.  EPA's Village Green Stations are park bench structures with built-in air monitors which measure ozone and particle pollution along with weather conditions. The bench is made from recycled materials and features solar panels and a wind turbine.  Walk by any time to check out the current data about local air quality that is displayed on a sign next to the bench and reported to