Plug Power has today (June 7) revealed it will supply 8MW of hydrogen fuel cells to Energy Vault Holdings for stationary power during periods of wildfires in California Wine Country, US.
Coming as what the companies are calling as the “largest” planned hydrogen-powered fuel cell installation in the US, the fuel cells will be delivered to the city of Calistoga to displace diesel generators.
The California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) requires the state utility grid operators shut off power during severe weather to help prevent wildfires. Energy Vault has typically rented mobile diesel generators to provide backup power in Calistoga.
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