Event Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy
- Steve Chalk – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
- Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY)
- Richard Kauffman – Chairman of Energy and Financing for New York StatePlug Power and its customers were recipients of Recovery Act funds through the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). This support accelerated adoption of fuel cells as a power source in the material handling market. Today, Plug Power has more than 4,000 GenDrive fuel cell units operating at more than 40 sites. Plug Power's products are deployed with Fortune 500 customers like Walmart, BWM, Sysco and Mercedes-Benz. Marsh will detail how the company is leveraging its commercial success in material handling to explore market-driven expansion opportunities through partnerships, exploiting its unique position as the premier integrator of PEM fuel cells. Today, Plug Power is validating markets where it can provide fuel cells, including ground support equipment at airports, transport refrigeration units and range extenders for electric vehicles. "Plug Power would like to thank the Department of Energy for organizing such a significant event," Marsh said. "It is very important for the fuel cell industry that our commercial success and future plans are promoted to the industry's stakeholders."