For energy providers wanting to maximize their return on investment from renewables, provide continuous power, balance the grid over long durations, and provide zero-emission power to their customers, hydrogen fuel cells are the answer. Hydrogen fuel cells are a competitive solution for distributed power generation and critical infrastructure backup power.

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Large-Scale Stationary Power Generation

Fuel cells are the most cost-effective solution for zero emission power generation for the following applications:

  • Power to Power:  Long duration energy storage for large scale renewable systems
  • Backup Power:  Standby power generation for data centres and other critical infrastructure during extended power outages
  • Distributed Generation:  Onsite power generation for offgrid commercial and industrial buildings, shore power and EV charging 

Advantages of Megawatt-Scale Power Generation with Fuel Cells

Hydrogen fuel cell systems are a reliable zero emission power solution for backup, standby, and peak shaving stationary applications. The fuel cell system converts hydrogen into cost-effective electricity that may be used onsite by the customer or sold back to the grid. Key attributes of Ballard’s megawatt-scale fuel cell power generation systems:

•  Small system footprint takes up much less space in comparison to other clean energy technologies, like solar panels or battery banks   •  Highly fuel efficient and flexible, enables quick cold-start and very rapid ramp up and down
 •  Deliver improved grid stability and resiliency, increased penetration of renewables, and greater energy independence  •  Enable long duration energy storage at lower cost than battery banks
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Ballard’s Experience

Ballard has extensive experience integrating our industry-leading proton exchange membrane fuel cell stack technology into megawatt-scale fuel cell systems.

Ballard has supplied a number of large fuel cell stationary systems. The latest is a 1MW containerized fuel cell system in Martinique, France for Hydrogène de France, an independent power producer dedicated to renewable power generation. 


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