Avista Labs Fuel Cell Approved for GSA Sales

June 19, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Avista Labs (Spokane, WA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Avista Corp. (Spokane, WA), has received approval from the US General Services Administration (GSA) to sell its Independence 500™ fuel cells to the federal government community. The contract, which runs through April 30, 2008, allows the 500W fuel cell to be sold under the classification of power distribution equipment, generators and batteries.

"We are committed to product performance and customer service," stated Frank Ignazzitto, Avista Labs vice president, marketing and sales. "Receiving GSA approval will make it easier for the government to purchase our fuel cells, and that's good for the industry, for the government and for the communities they serve. Going forward, we intend to register additional products with the GSA that will add value to government operations."