October 29, 2008 | last updated May 26, 2012 6:06 am

UTC fuel cells to power Korean utility

South Windsor-based UTC Power today announced that South Korea's Samsung Everland has purchased 12 UTC Power fuel cell systems for its GS Power plant just outside Seoul.

GS Power will supply electricity from the fuel cells to about 5 percent of the suburban town of Anyang's population, with 40,000 megawatt hours total annual power output expected. The 4.8-megawatt plant is scheduled to begin operations in September 2009 and will be one of the largest fuel cell installations in the world.

UTC Power is a division of Hartford-based United Technologies Corp.

UTC Power said the New York Power Authority chose the same PureCell Model 400 units for the Freedom Tower and three other new towers under construction at the World Trade Center site in New York.

Quiet, clean and energy-efficient, fuel cells produce electricity, heat and water electrochemically.

"This new 400 kilowatt UTC Power fuel cell is being embraced by customers who want to improve their energy productivity, enhance their electrical infrastructure reliability and reduce their environmental impact. UTC Power President Jan van Dokkum said, "Korea is a key market for UTC Power and we are very pleased to be working with Samsung Everland."

Earlier this year, Samsung Everland signed an exclusive agreement with UTC Power to promote and distribute PureCell Model 400 systems in Korea.

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