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A 5-kW power system operating on hydrocarbon fuels is being developed for stationary applications. The system is based on a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) as the power generating unit. In addition to the SOFC, other components include fuel, air, water delivery, fuel processor, thermal management, control, and power management subsystems. The system has been designed and operating parameters selected to achieve a system efficiency of 40%. System control and power management approaches have been developed to support system operation and meet the required operational objectives.