Plug Power Fuel Cells Grid-Certified in California

June 18, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) has certified that the company's 5kW stationary fuel cell system complies with the requirements of California's "Rule 21" grid-interconnection standard. Plug Power's system is the first fuel cell system to be certified under this standard.

"Interconnection to the electric grid is a critical element in developing a viable distributed generation project," said Plug Power CEO and President Roger Saillant. "The Rule 21 certification will significantly accelerate our process of 'order to operation.' This certification distinguishes Plug Power's product from others in the fuel cell industry and supports California's objectives to deploy fuel cells and relieve the stress on the electrical grid."