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Plug Power to Participate in Hydrogen Council 3rd Annual CEO Event: The Global Hydrogen Leaders Forum

CEO Andy Marsh to Speak and Meet with Key Stakeholders in the Hydrogen Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of energy solutions that change the way the world moves, today elaborates on its participation in the Hydrogen Council’s 3rd Annual CEO Event, this year entitled The Global Hydrogen Leaders Forum, at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Today, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh will speak alongside fellow CEO representatives of the Hydrogen Council, covering how hydrogen can address future energy challenges, as well as reviewing the progress the industry has made over the past year.

As a CEO-led initiative, the Hydrogen Council is committed and dedicated to a clean energy transition. With this forum, the Council and participating CEOs will look to technology sectors to explore how hydrogen can help decarbonize developing areas of industry. Throughout the forum, policymakers, investors, and influential organizations and associations can collaborate, share, and look toward the future as all parties involved come together to further solidify the United States as a key market for hydrogen deployment.

To mark its presence at the heart of tech innovation in California, the Hydrogen Council has also launched a new discussion paper – Hydrogen Meets Digital – to investigate four exemplary applications that can particularly benefit from hydrogen. Developed with analytical support from McKinsey, it demonstrates how hydrogen and digital technologies can work hand-in-hand to drive our energy transition.

Mr. Marsh looks forward to presenting the strides Plug Power has made to move toward a cleaner future, including growing the number of hydrogen fuel cell powered electric vehicles in the field to over 21,000 units with over 180 million operating hours, and 14 million fuelings on Plug Power designed hydrogen fueling stations. His presentation ladders up to the goals the Council has set forth to not just have meaningful dialogue but act on these conversations to bring its hydrogen objectives to reality.

“Today, Plug Power customers are displaying real-world scenarios where hydrogen and fuel cells are creating lasting business value while cementing a sustainable means of operating,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. “Hydrogen fuel cells provide an energy dense solution for rising energy consumption, and we believe they will play a critical role in transforming the energy landscape of our world at a mass level.”

According to Hydrogen Meets Digital, by 2030, hydrogen technologies could power up to 1.5 million autonomous taxis, 700,000 autonomous shuttles, 8,000 vertical take-off and landing taxis (VTOLs), 3.6 million delivery trucks and provide up to 1 TWh of backup power for data centers. As a result, this digital future could grow the world’s hydrogen market, in addition to the applications highlighted in the Hydrogen Council Report Scaling Up, by another 7 million tons of annual hydrogen demand and the use of 6.4 million fuel cells by 2030.

"Hydrogen will play a major role in the energy transition, but it is also key to power the digital revolution. We invite tech leaders to consider hydrogen solutions for digital applications. Together, we can deliver concrete solutions while ensuring a sustainable future," said Benoit Potier, CEO and Chairman of Air Liquide and Co-chair of the Hydrogen Council.

About Plug Power Inc.
The architect of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power is the innovator that has taken hydrogen and fuel cell technology from concept to commercialization. Plug Power has revolutionized the material handling industry with its full-service GenKey solution, which is designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. The Company’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and serve a customer. With proven hydrogen and fuel cell products, Plug Power replaces lead acid batteries to power electric industrial vehicles, such as the lift trucks customers use in their distribution centers.

Extending its reach into the on-road electric vehicle market, Plug Power’s ProGen platform of modular fuel cell engines empowers OEMs and system integrators to rapidly adopt hydrogen fuel cell technology. ProGen engines are proven today, with thousands in service, supporting some of the most rugged operations in the world. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. Learn more at www.plugpower.com.

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