Avista Selects PowerCache Ultracapacitors for its Fuel Cell Systems

June 27, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Avista Labs (Spokane, WA), the distributed power affiliate of Avista Corp., has selected Maxwell Technologies (San Diego, CA) PowerCache ultracapacitors to optimize performance and reduce the cost of its modular fuel cell systems and components. Avista Labs is developing fuel cell products initially for applications in distributed power generation and industrial power backup systems. It may also pursue future applications in vehicle auxiliary power units and industrial and consumer electronic devices.

Carl Eibl, Maxwell’s president and CEO, and J. Michael Davis, Avista’s CEO, have signed a multi-year supply agreement and are exploring areas of mutual interest for a broader strategic relationship.