Plug Power Fuel Cell Systems Exceed 1,000,000kWh

August 23, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) announced that its 5kW, grid-parallel, natural-gas-fueled, fuel cell systems have generated more than 1,000,000kWh of electricity in the field this year. The systems were installed and have operated in more than 20 customer locations in seven US states and three countries, with an additional 13 systems slated to be installed in the upcoming weeks.

The fuel cells at the Watervliet Arsenal, Watervliet, NY, have operated above the 90-percent availability specified in the contract during the eight months since installed. The systems, which contribute significantly to the power generated, have consistently exceeded 95-percent availability to date.