Ohio Dedicates Utility-Scale Fuel Cell

December 17, 2004

Ohio Governor Bob Taft dedicated one of the nation's first utility-scale fuel cells at a substation in Westerville, Ohio. Funding comes partly from a state grant distributed in 2003. The fuel cell feeds power directly into a local distribution grid. Rated at 250 kW, the fuel cell will provide enough electricity to power more than 180 homes in Westerville, about 12 miles north of Columbus.

During the dedication ceremony, Governor Taft also announced $3.5 million in state grants to support the growth of Ohio's fuel cell industry. For details, see the governor's November 15 press release.