Plug Power Awarded Contract from US Army

October 23, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) announced that it has received a $1.2 million award from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) to supply fuel cells to the Watervliet Arsenal in Watervliet, NY.

Under the terms of the contract, Plug Power will manufacture, install and operate 10 fuel cell systems at the arsenal. The systems are intended to provide power to various buildings and facilities on the army post. Installations of the fuel cell systems are scheduled to be completed in December.

"The installation of these units will represent the largest implementation of proton-exchange membrane fuel cells at a military facility," said Franklin Holcomb, CERL principal investigator. "The results of the demonstration will provide guidance on the use of this technology at military

facilities, as well as provide valuable feedback to fuel cell manufacturers for enhancing their products."