On July 7, Delaware Governor signed legislation (SB.124) permitting electricity suppliers to use energy output from fuel cells powered by nonrenewable fuels in order to meet the state's requirements for purchasing power from renewable sources. The legislation was needed to clear the way for a plan by California-based Bloom Energy to build a fuel cell manufacturing facility in Newark, Delaware. In connection with the project, Bloom Energy has partnered with Delmarva Power, an electric utility, to build a 30 megawatt (MW) fuel cell installation as part of Delmarva's renewable energy portfolio. The legislation allows the utility to use the energy from the fuel cell power generation project to meet up to 30 percent of its state-mandated solar renewable energy requirement.