The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA, Portland, OR) recently announced its initial research partners in a fuel cell demonstration project. These BPA public utility customers and utility organizations will be the first to test proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as part of BPA's fuel cell program. This brings BPA and the utilities in the Northwest […]
FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) has received a $1.25 million contract from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund for a 250kW Direct FuelCell power plant for the state of Connecticut. The power plant is slated for delivery in 2002 for installation at the University of Connecticut. Jerry Leitman, president and CEO of FuelCell Energy, commented, "The […]
Abacus Controls Inc. (Somerville, NJ) introduced three competitively priced Solid State Frequency Changers as alternates to, or replacements for, standard motor generators. The units include Model 239-1, rated at 30kVA; Model 2758-1, rated at 75kVA; and Model 2209-1, rated at 200kVA. The output for each model is three-phase 400Hz with independent phase voltage regulation. The […]
Energy Research Corp. (ERC, Danbury, CT) reported revenues for the third quarter ended July 31, 1999, of $4,416,000, compared with revenues of $5,537,000 for the same period a year ago. The company posted a net loss of $386,000, or $0.09 per share, compared to a net loss of $349,000, or $0.08 per share, for the […]
Sustainable Energy Technologies Ltd. (Canada) announced that it will collaborate with Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) to develop the power conditioning for a fuel cell power system that will be targeted at the North American residential scale market. The primary objective of the collaboration is to develop a fully integrated fuel cell power system […]
Texaco Energy Systems Inc. (TESI, White Plains, NY) announced the signing of a joint development agreement for TESI to tailor its existing fuel-processing technology for the Reliant Energy Power Systems (REPS, Houston, TX) PEM fuel cell system, which is being developed for residential use. REPS' prototype is a 7.5kW unit that extracts hydrogen from natural […]
MGE UPS Systems (Costa Mesa, CA) announced that it has signed an agreement with Capstone Turbine Corp. (Chatsworth, CA). The agreement states that MGE will market UPSs with microturbine power generation as a viable option for businesses that have critical power quality and reliability needs. MGE plans to utilize Capstone microturbines in a variety of […]
Plug Power Inc. (Latham, NY) reported the recent execution of a $7.0 million agreement with a public utility to purchase 75 of Plug Power's first commercial fuel cell systems, as well as installation, maintenance, training, engineering and other technical support services. The program, which will include the development of remote dispatch software, will commence in […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) recently introduced its new line of Automatic Power Systems (APS) integrated inverter/battery chargers named the PowerVerter APS. According...
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) introduced a new Latching control circuit for Remote On/Off and Emergency Power Off (EPO) requirements. The circuit is now available as an option on all applicable power distribution systems and mating remote control panels. According to Pulizzi, the Semiconductor S2-93A standard, OSHA, and many other safety standards and agencies […]
The US Postal Service announced that Chugach Electric Association Inc. (Anchorage, AK) will install the world's largest commercial fuel-cell system at the USPS's Anchorage Mail Processing and Distribution Facility. The system, expected to be operational early next year, will be owned and maintained by Chugach. The 200kW PC25 fuel cell power plants that make up […]
C&D Technologies Inc. (Blue Bell, PA) announced a 17 percent increase in net income for the second quarter ended July 31, 1999, to $7,045,000, or $0.54 per diluted share, from $6,000,000, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago. Net sales for the period rose 40 percent to $111,819,000, compared to […]
Tripp Lite (Chicago, IL) recently introduced the iUPS power protection system designed to color-coordinate with Apple's iMac computers. The iUPS features the popular blueberry-colored housing that coordinates with the iMac's appearance and color scheme.The six ac outlets of the iUPS are arranged in a split outlet design, with three outlets providing battery backup and surge […]
The Dynaload division of Transistor Devices Inc. (Randolph, NJ) recently introduced the WCL488 electronic load which uses a water cooling technique for...
American Electric Power (AEP, Columbus, OH) and Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution (Wendell, NC) have been awarded a contract by EPRI (Palo Alto, CA) to develop, implement and evaluate the country's first premium power park demonstration project. The purpose of the project will be to test whether new technologies are able to improve power quality […]