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Upcoming Webinars

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency :: Financing Energy Resiliency

Organized By: Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) & Clean Energy Group
When: February 18, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

States and communities are increasingly investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy to achieve air quality, economic, and energy goals. Innovative financing programs, such as Connecticut’s Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, can leverage and supplement traditional financing options to increase the affordability of fuel cells and other energy reliability projects. In both Connecticut and New York, existing state funds (systems benefit charges) were repurposed and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds have been used to provide initial capital for technology deployment that both enhances energy resiliency and environmental performance.

Program administrators will discuss their programs and how the funds can be used to facilitate development of renewable energy systems, such as fuel cells. Participants will also learn about ways to finance projects and utilize existing financial tools, such as long-term and low interest rate loans, revolving loan funds, and low-cost public investments to leverage hydrogen and fuel cell projects for resilient power.

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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Resiliency :: Fuel Cells for Telecom (Renewable H2)

Organized By: Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) & Clean Energy Group
When: March 17, 2016 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fuel cell power systems are emerging as an alternative power supply technology for telecom companies to avoid prolonged power outages and disruption of service to customers.  Backup power solutions using fuel cell system technologies o­ffer improved network reliability, increased environmental performance, and cost effective operation over incumbent technology.  Today, more than 3,000 fuel cell systems have been installed at cellular telecommunication facilities owned by Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and others.  These companies have selected fuel cell systems to power their facilities for a variety of reasons including:

  • Longer runtime;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Easy, lightweight installation for rooftops; and
  • Use of alternative and renewable fuels.

This presentation will provide information about how fuel cells have become a significant part of their company’s mission to reduce environmental impact and dependence on fossil fuels while ensuring continuity of service for their customers.  Discussions will also highlight commercially available fuel cell technologies and their operational characteristics to ensure resiliency.