LATHAM, N.Y., March 2, 2005 (PRNewswire-FirstCall) — Plug Power Inc. a provider of clean, reliable on-site energy, announced that the Company’s GenCore 5-kW backup fuel cell system has been approved by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for listing on the Federal Supply Service Schedule.
The GenCore has been listed under the classification of Power Distribution Equipment, Generators and Batteries – group number 61 – GSA contract: GS-07F- 5680R. This listing will allow federal agencies to purchase the GenCore backup fuel cell systems directly from the Federal Supply Service Schedule under a pre-negotiated contract.
“The Federal Supply Service listing represents another critical ‘approved for purchase’ milestone that will permit us to continue satisfying the backup power needs of federal customers,” stated Mark Sperry, Plug Power’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This GSA approval will help streamline the purchasing process within the federal government which should aid in accelerating the deployment of our GenCore products.”
This GSA approval complements Plug Power’s recent agreement with the N.Y. State Office of General Services making GenCore available for purchase by all state agencies, municipalities and not-for-profits chartered by New York State.
About the U.S. General Services Administration
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is a centralized federal procurement, property management and policy agency, created by Congress to improve efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. GSA acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. It also plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies. GSA’s 13,000 associates provide services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers located in more than 8,000 government-owned and leased buildings in 2,000 U.S. communities.
GSA’s Federal Supply Service (FSS) manages the largest, most diverse and innovative federal marketplace in the world, brining hundreds of thousands of federal customers together with more than 9,000 contractors. FSS is a government-to-government business with customers, a government-to-business operation with contractors, and a leading e-business enterprise and digital marketplace, with the award-winning GSA Advantage!® ordering Internet site.
The GenCore® product line includes backup power products for the telecommunication, cable broadband, uninterruptible power supply and electric utility markets. The hydrogen-fueled GenCore 5-kilowatt backup fuel cell system is available in seven configurations to serve the broad needs of these applications.
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. The Company’s headquarters are located in Latham, N.Y., with offices in Washington, D.C., and The Netherlands.