20.8.2004: Meldung: Plug Power Inc.: GenSys Product Meets California"s New Emissions Requirement

Plug Power"s GenSys Product Meets California"s New Emissions Requirement
Thursday August 19, 8:14 am ET

# LATHAM, N.Y., Aug. 19 / -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq: PLUG - News), a leader in the development of proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems, announced today that the Company"s GenSys(TM)5C fuel cell system has been certified by the California Air Resources Board as meeting the 2007 distributed generation emission standards requirement.

In 2001, the Air Resources Board adopted regulations pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code to establish a statewide Distributed Generation Certification Program to certify electrical generation technologies that are exempt from local air pollution control district permitting.

"The California Air Resources Board is the leading air quality management agency in the country," said Mark Sperry, Plug Power Chief Marketing Officer. "This certification validates the GenSys(TM)5C fuel cell system at the most stringent of the Board"s certification levels, attesting to the system"s low emission characteristics. We are proud that the Plug Power GenSys(TM)5C fuel cell system can contribute both to California"s need for high quality, highly- efficient power production, and to improving the state"s air quality."

About GenSys(TM)5C

The GenSys(TM)5C, is capable of generating 5kW of electricity and 9kW of heat. GenSys 5C was the first industry fuel cell system to be certified under California Energy Commission"s Rule 21 grid interconnection standard which streamlines otherwise complicated interconnection, operating and metering regulations and processes applicable to distributed energy generators. The GenSys 5C was evaluated and certified by CSA International (CSA) and is certified as compliant with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for fuel cell power plants. The power conversion system was evaluated by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) and is listed as compliant with the standard for Inverters, Converters and Controllers for use in independent power systems. GenSys 5C conforms to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) standards for Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC).

Ten GenSys(TM)5C fuel cell systems are currently operational in San Diego and Los Angeles. Five additional systems are currently being installed in Southern California.

About Plug Power

Plug Power Inc. designs and develops on-site energy systems based on proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Plug Power"s strategic partners include GE Fuel Cell Systems, DTE Energy Technologies, Vaillant GmbH, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Engelhard Corporation and Pemeas GmbH (formerly Celanese Ventures.) The Company"s headquarters are located in Latham, N.Y., with offices in Washington, D.C., and The Netherlands. For more information on Plug Power go to http://www.plugpower.com.

Source: Plug Power Inc.
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