DTE Energy to Remotely Monitor Fuel Cells

June 30, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

DTE Energy Technologies Inc. (Detroit, MI) announced that it will remotely monitor and control Plug Power Inc.'s (Latham, NY) fuel cell systems via the company's proprietary energy|now System Operations Center™ (SOC). Through an agreement between Plug Power and DTE Energy Technologies, the companies plan to make available to all future customers of Plug Power fuel cells the ability to use the energy|now SOC to make remote monitoring an available feature on all systems.

"We are thrilled to be working with Plug Power to develop controls that will allow us to remotely monitor and control their fuel cells," said Dave Fontanive, director of SOC and service sales for DTE Energy Technologies. "The energy|now System Operations Center&trade enables our customers to enjoy reliable, quality power without becoming an on-site energy equipment expert. Our SOC makes owning on-site energy equipment simple and cost-effective."