Plug Power Announces Commercial Launch of GenSure HP Fuel Cell Platform

07/16/20
New High Power Stationary Fuel Cell Systems Designed for Large-Scale Backup Power Applications Including Data Centers, Energy Storage Systems, and Microgrids

LATHAM, N.Y., July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, today announced the launch of its GenSure HP (high power) platform, a line of zero-emission stationary fuel cell systems designed for large-scale, high power backup power applications. This product line is focused on the largest segments in the $15 billion stationary power available market.  Initially available in power output configurations ranging from 500 kilowatts (kW) to 1.5 megawatts (MW), the new GenSure HP platform offers a reliable and rapidly deployable solution for power-hungry data centers, energy storage systems, microgrids, and other high power commercial facilities.

“The GenSure HP platform is a reliable and cost-effective solution for any commercial facilities looking to upgrade their current large-scale backup power systems, and especially for those who wish to deploy sustainable solutions to support critical megawatt systems,” said Andy Marsh, CEO at Plug Power. “Our GenSure product suite has already been field proven with more than 100 million installed hours of site power protection, and we’re proud to now be expanding the GenSure line into high power applications as well.”

GenSure HP hydrogen fuel cell systems are made up of Plug Power’s 125kW ProGen fuel cell engines, commercially launched in February of 2020. Initial configurations include power outputs of 500kW, 1MW, and 1.5MW, with all systems housed in standard ISO containers for ease of packaging and deployment. GenSure HP solutions are modular and scalable to meet higher capacity requirements, making them appropriate for a wide variety of high power applications ranging from as low as 100kW to those requiring multiple megawatts.

McKinsey reports that the US currently requires nearly 40 GW of backup power capacity to support nearly 1,800 data hubs. By 2024, the solution for PEM fuel cells providing backup power in data centers will achieve cost parity with diesel engines. Today’s data centers operate on 15mW of generators - and emit a tremendous amount of noise and air pollution. Plug Power’s GenSure HP is a better solution to improve air quality and operational flexibility.

The GenSure HP platform provides, clean, cost-effective performance to meet customers’ 24x7 stationary power needs with significantly lower maintenance requirements and much higher reliability than traditional combustion generators—enabling growth and capacity expansion in all regulatory environments.

Turnkey packages for the GenSure HP product line include power, fuel, installation, permitting, and aftermarket service—delivering a comprehensive solution that aims to take the complexity out of the equation and enable a seamless transition to hydrogen power. Powered by clean-burning hydrogen fuel, GenSure HP systems provide extended, emissions-free runtime for all manner of critical equipment and are not subject to fuel spill containment or air quality reporting requirements. GenSure products are able to support value-added services such as load peak shaving and demand response programs without impacting emissions and operating hour limitations. Their low acoustic signature means they can be located anywhere power is required.

Manufacturing production of the GenSure HP product line commences in December of 2020 to support 2021 customer activity.

About Plug Power

Plug Power is building the hydrogen economy as the leading provider of comprehensive hydrogen fuel cell turnkey solutions. The Company’s innovative technology powers electric motors with hydrogen fuel cells amid an ongoing paradigm shift in the power, energy, and transportation industries to address climate change and energy security, while meeting sustainability goals.

Plug Power created the first commercially viable market for hydrogen fuel cell technology. As a result, the Company has deployed over 32,000 fuel cell systems for e-mobility, more than anyone else in the world, and has become the largest buyer of liquid hydrogen, having built and operated a hydrogen highway across North America. Plug Power delivers a significant value proposition to end-customers, including meaningful environmental benefits, efficiency gains, fast fueling, and lower operational costs.

Plug Power’s vertically-integrated GenKey solution ties together all critical elements to power, fuel, and provide service to customers such as Amazon, BMW, The Southern Company, Carrefour, and Walmart. The Company is now leveraging its know-how, modular product architecture and foundational customers to rapidly expand into other key markets including zero-emission on-road vehicles, robotics, and data centers.

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