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Fuel Cells will Supply Backup Power to Eight Military Installations across the Country

July 26, 2011 by kcanada  
Filed under DoD Hydrogen and Fuel Cell News

Last week, the DOE, in partnership with the DOD, announced that 18 fuel cell backup power systems will be installed on 8 military installations throughout in the United States as part of the Federal effort to strengthen energy security. This $6.6 million demonstration project is being conducted under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the DOE and DOD in July of last year. During the course of this 5-year project, the DOD’s U.S. Army Corp of Engineers the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will oversee the project while the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will gather performance data to benefit future commercial and governmental fuel cell technology development.

The MOU between the two agencies focuses on a variety of energy topics including efficiency, renewables and fuel alternatives, as well as fueling infrastructure. Federal fuel cell projects such as this one are promoting the development of cutting-edge fuel cell technologies that will ultimately strengthen the American energy infrastructure, heighten energy security, and create new jobs for U.S. workers.

For more details including a list of the 8 military installations involved in this demonstration, the original article can be found here on DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.

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