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 provides 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 also highlight commercially available fuel cell technologies and their operational characteristics to ensure resiliency.
- Corinne Vita, Sales Director, Major Accounts, Altergy
- Thomas Browning, Sr. Manager, Engineering Field, T-Mobile
Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.
This webinar is a presentation of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and Clean Energy Group’s Resilient Power Project. For more information, please visit www.neesc.org or www.resilient-power.com.