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February 16, 2005

Long Island Aims to Feature a 10-Megawatt Fuel Cell Facility

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) plans to support the construction of the world's largest fuel cell power facility at its West Babylon substation. On February 1st, LIPA requested proposals for a 10-megawatt fuel cell power plant, which it intends to bring online by July 1, 2006. The proposed facility would dwarf existing fuel cell plants, which only cracked the 1-megawatt barrier in 2000. LIPA proposes to enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement with the winning bidders, who will own and operate the facility. Proposals are due by April 25th. See the LIPA press release.

Long Island already hosts the current record-holder for fuel-cell installations, a 1.4-megawatt facility at one of Verizon's critical call-routing centers in Garden City. See the March 2002 press release from UTC Fuel Cells.