Accession Number:

ADA478463

Title:

Detailed Fuel Cell Demonstration Site Summary Report: Edwards Air Force Base, CA

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

2006-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

134.0

Abstract:

Fuel cells are an environmentally clean, quiet, and a highly efficient method for generating electricity and heat from natural gas and other fuels. In fiscal year 1993 FY93, the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory ERDC-CERL was assigned the mission of managing the DOD Fuel Cell Demonstration Program. Specific tasks included developing turnkey PAFC packages, devising site criteria, screening candidate DOD installation sites based on selection criteria, evaluating viable applications at each candidate site, coordinating fuel cell site designs, installation and acceptance of the PAFC power plants, and performance monitoring and reporting. CERL selected and evaluated 30 application sites, supervised the design and installation of fuel cells, actively monitored the operation and maintenance of fuel cells, and compiled lessons learned for feedback to fuel cell manufacturers. At the conclusion of the demonstration period, each of the demonstration fuel cell sites was given the choice to either have the fuel cell removed or to keep the fuel cell power plant. This report presents a detailed review of a 200 kW fuel cell installed at Edwards Air Force Base AFB and operated between July 1997 and July 2002.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE