United Technologies Sells Fuel Cell Plants to Verizon

March 31, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

United Technologies Corp. (South Windsor, CT) announced that its fuel cell unit sold seven power plants to Verizon Communications to power a call-routing center on Long Island that will be the world's largest fuel cell installation. United Technologies declined to disclose terms of the deal. Normally, the fuel cells price at about $900,000 each, said company spokesman Peter Dalpe.

The seven PC25 units, which each produce 200kW of electricity and 900,000Btus of usable heat, will form the largest fuel cell installation in the world, the company said, noting it surpasses the PC25 installation at the Connecticut Juvenile Training Center in Middletown. The units will be installed at a facility in Garden City, NY, that delivers local phone service to about 40,000 Verizon customers.