Keflavik International Airport and U.S. Naval Air Station, Keflavik, Iceland
Logan Energy operates a Plug Power GenCore 5kW auxiliary fuel cell power plant at the Leifur Eriksson Air Terminal at the Keflavik International Airport, under terms of its Fiscal Year 2004 Department of Defense PEM Demonstration Contract with ERDC/CERL.
The Keflavik Airport is a major stopping point between North America and Europe. The airport served 1.7 million passengers in 2005. The hydrogen-powered unit will be electrically configured to provide DC electricity to a simulated DC bus next to the terminal building.
In this configuration, it will simulate support of critical or emergency loads so that PEM fuel cell power generation can be properly evaluated as a backup power source. Following the demonstration period the unit will be placed into operational service supporting critical communications loads.
Iceland's stated goal of being the first nation in the world to convert entirely to a hydrogen economy makes it an ideal location for a hydrogen PEM fuel cell demonstration.
A very strong team has been developed to assist with this project including the Naval Air Station Keflavik, the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Technological Institute of Iceland, the U.S. Embassy in Iceland, and the Icelandic New Energy Company.