Fuel cells power Los Angeles

International Fuel Cells, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the sale of a PC25 fuel cell system to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The fuel cell, which will be installed at the Playa Vista Project in West Los Angeles, will be the 17th PC25 unit IFC has delivered to California since it began producing the PC25 in 1991. The Playa Vista Project is a large commercial and residential development near Marina Del Rey and Los Angeles International Airport. The fuel cell will operate on natural gas pipeline and will initially be connected to the LADWP electric grid. Ultimately, the power plant may provide electricity and heat to tenants of the Playa Vista Project.