NBG Technologies Signs Agreement with Long Island Power Authority to Demonstrate Residential PEM Fuel Cell

January 28, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

NBG Technologies Inc. (NBG, Hauppauge, NY) has signed a contract with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to install, demonstrate and evaluate a PEM residential cogeneration fuel cell system developed by H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ). The fuel cell system, which is powered by hydrogen derived from natural gas, will be installed on a site to be named by LIPA on Long Island.

During this yearlong program, NBG will supply the fuel cell system that will provide 4.5kW of power and will demonstrate, among other things, grid connectability. The test and demonstration phase will be conducted over a six month period, during which time an evaluation of the fuel cell system's capability for various applications on Long Island will be determined.

Bernard I. Rachowitz, president of NBG Technologies, commented, “This is a significant milestone for NBG and LIPA, two Long Island-based organizations working together to ensure that clean, affordable, alternative energy is available for all Long Islanders. This is an important installation for H Power's PEM fuel cell, which is now being tested in a number of locations around the world."