May 7, 2013
Ballard Power Systems
(NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) announced today that it is sponsoring a live, complimentary webinar event entitled
"Hurricane Sandy and Commercially Tested Fuel Cell Backup Power Solutions"
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
2:00 PM EDT
. Interested participants may register for the webinar from the 'Events' section of Ballard's homepage,
The upcoming webinar will be hosted by
, CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and will feature presentations from two notable experts:
, Head of the Disaster Response Programme at GSMA; and
, President of Precision Power and Air Bahamas. The presenters will provide insights into the benefits of alternative power technology in extreme situations, including a hands-on case study of fuel cell backup power system performance in the
during Hurricane Sandy.
Natural disasters are occurring at an accelerated pace around the globe - through the first 10-months of 2012 there were more than 30 incidents in the U.S. and more than 200 incidents worldwide, impacting over 80 million people and causing
in economic damage.
Then came Hurricane (SuperStorm) Sandy in October, 2012. Sandy resulted in over 200 deaths in 7 countries and caused over
in damage. On
the storm, with winds of more than 100 mph, hit the
. Register for this webinar and listen to the details surrounding the role of backup power fuel cell systems in maintaining operations of the
Telecommunications Company through this harrowing event.
About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications. Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To learn more about Ballard, please visit