Plug Power Signs Multi-Year ReliOn Fuel Cell Contract With Communications Company Valued at $20M

Plug Power will provide ReliOn integrated backup power fuel cell solutions for use in the customer's wireless network, which supports internal communication needs and provides a public communications network for customers.

LATHAM, N.Y. and SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 4, 2014 -- Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced that it has executed a multi-year contract for its ReliOn integrated fuel cell solution and GenFuel hydrogen services to be used with a major North American telecommunications provider.


Under the $20 million program, Plug Power will provide ReliOn integrated backup power fuel cell solutions for use in the customer's wireless network, which supports internal communication needs and provides a public communications network for customers.

Through this contract, Plug Power anticipates supporting as many as 500 new sites utilizing the Plug Power ReliOn integrated solution, which includes fuel cell systems and bulk refillable hydrogen storage, DC plant rectifiers and distribution, battery technology and space for radio equipment, in an environmentally-hardened outdoor cabinet.

Plug Power's hydrogen fuel cell-based backup power system, known as ReliOn, supplements batteries and replaces generators used for backup power applications. The integrated system provides the function of a communications equipment shelter and a highly reliable, clean, cost-effective grid and backup power system for 24x7 operations. The system enables rapid deployment in a space comprising a fraction of the footprint required by previous solutions – and at a lower total cost of ownership.

"At Plug Power, we fully understand the critical nature of communications during power outages," said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. "ReliOn hydrogen fuel cell power, coupled with GenFuel hydrogen services, ensures customers' systems remain up, even when the grid goes down."

Further information on this deal will follow in future press releases.

About Plug Power Inc.
The powerhouse in hydrogen fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing the industry with cost-effective solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprint. Its signature solution, GenKey, provides an all-inclusive package for customers, incorporating GenFuel hydrogen and fueling infrastructure, GenCare aftermarket service and either GenDrive or ReliOn fuel cell systems. GenDrive, a lead-acid battery replacement, is used in electric lift trucks in high-throughput material handling applications. With more than 6,000 GenDrive units deployed to material handling customers, GenDrive has been proven reliable with over 25 million hours of runtime. And, ReliOn is Plug Power's modular, scalable fuel cell for customers seeking solutions in critical stationary power applications. Plug Power ReliOn customers have installed fuel cells at more than 2,000 customer locations globally. Plug Power manufactures tomorrow's incumbent power solutions today, so customers can POWERAhead. Additional information about the Plug Power brands is available at www.plugpower.com.

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