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Plug Power Receives California Multiple Awards Listing

Enables California State Agencies to Purchase GenCore® Backup Fuel Cell Systems

LATHAM, N.Y. – NOVEMBER 29, 2005 -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of clean, reliable on-site energy, announced today that the Company’s GenCore® 5kW backup fuel cell system is now available through a California Multiple Awards Schedule contract through the State of California’s Department of General Services Procurement Division.

The GenCore has been listed under the classifications of Power Protection – UPS and Power Supply under contract number 4-05-61-0008A. This listing will allow state agencies to purchase the GenCore backup fuel cell systems directly from the California Multiple Awards Schedule under a pre-negotiated contract.

“Plug Power is the first fuel cell company to be listed on the State of California Multiple Awards Schedule,” said Mark Sperry, Plug Power’s Chief Marketing Officer. “This contract streamlines the purchasing process within the state, which should aid in accelerating the deployment of our GenCore products into critical state-operated infrastructure sites requiring backup power.”

This California Multiple Awards Schedule complements Plug Power’s recent contractual agreements in Florida, Texas and New York, as well as with the U.S. General Services Administration, making GenCore available for purchase by federal and state agencies, municipalities and not-for-profits.

About GenCore®
The GenCore® product line includes backup power products for the telecommunication, cable broadband, uninterruptible power supply and electric utility markets. The hydrogen-fueled GenCore 5-kilowatt backup fuel cell system is available in seven configurations to serve the broad needs of these applications.

About Plug Power
Plug Power Inc. is an established leader in the deployment of clean, reliable, on-site energy products. More than 550 Plug Power fuel cell systems have been delivered to customers worldwide in commercial, public sector, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply markets. For more information about how you can join Plug Power’s energy revolution as an investor, customer, supplier or strategic partner, please visit www.plugpower.com.


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