Briefly Noted: FuelCell Energy Sued
A Bozeman firm that processes credit information for banks and other financial institutions, has sued PPL Energy Services Holding, Allentown, PA and FuelCell Energy, Danbury, CT because the fuel cells didnt perform as promised, according to an Internet news report. Newsday.com, the online service of the Long Island, NY-based newspaper, said in a Nov. 16 story the Montana company, Zoot Enterprises, asked in its suit to cancel an agreement to pay PPL $2.4 million, and it also seeks damages to be determined by a jury. The story quoted Chris Nelson, CEO of Zoot Enterprises as saying the fuel cells were supposed to be the companys sole source of electricity. Our whole purpose in obtaining the fuel cells was achieving grid independence, but every time the grid went down, they went down, according to the report. The story quoted a PPL spokesman in Montana as saying the fuel cells were developmental and that the company has been trying to work with Zoot to resolve the company. A FuelCell Energy spokesman declined to comment because he hadnt seen the lawsuit, according to the article.