Walmart Orders More Plug Power Hydrogen Fuel Cells

July 30, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

walmartPlug Power has received a follow-on purchase order from Walmart to add an additional, seventh, GenKey site to the original six-site contract it announced in February 2014. The additional site in Sterling, Ill., consists of 286 GenDrive fuel cell units and is planned to deploy in the third quarter of 2014.

Plug Power‘s hydrogen fuel cell system combines GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel infrastructure construction and hydrogen fuel supply and GenCare onsite maintenance service.

GenDrive fuel cell units are currently powering electric lift truck fleets at four Walmart distribution centers in North America – consisting of two sites in Canada and two sites in the USA. The first of the US sites, in Pottsville, Penn., was brought online during the second quarter of 2014.

Walmart’s second US GenKey site, located in Johnstown, NY, is in the final stages of deployment, and is already supported by an on-site GenFuel hydrogen infrastructure.

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