Ballard hydrogen fuel cells provide back-up power to Microsoft data centre

Caterpillar and Ballard Power Systems have successfully demonstrated a 1.5MW hydrogen fuel cell system providing back-up power to a Microsoft data centre in the US.

Conducted at Microsoft’s site in Cheyenne, Wyoming, situated at over 1,800m above sea level in “below-freezing conditions,” Caterpillar’s microgrid controller was used to operate two if its battery energy storage systems with the 1.5MW Ballard fuel cell.

Simulating a 48-hour back-up power event, the system was integrated into the data centre’s electrical plant to support its critical load.

... to continue reading you must be subscribed

Subscribe Today

Paywall Asset Header Graphic

To gain access to this article and all our other content, you will need to subscribe to H2 View.

From the latest print editions, to 24/7 online access to exclusive interviews, authoritative columnists and the H2 View news archive, a subscription is the best way for you to stay up to date with developments in the hydrogen community.

Please wait...