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DOE and Partners to Host Webinar December 7: Fuel Cells and Telecom–Reports from the Field

December 2, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program, the Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Technology Transition Corp. will host a webinar titled "Fuel Cells and Telecom—Reports from the Field" as part of their Learning From Local Leaders Webinar Series on Wednesday, December 7 from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. EST. The webinar will focus on fuel cell applications for primary or backup power for telecommications switch nodes, cell towers, and other electronic systems that benefit from onsite power. 

Fuel cells currently power over 1,000 cellular and other telecommunications installations across the country. Fuel cells provide portable and stable power and are a natural choice for supporting the critical needs of the telecommunications infrastructure. Fuel cells can provide power for 1kW to 5kW telecommunication sites without noise or emissions. They are also durable and provide reliable power in sites that are either hard to access or are subject to inclement weather.


  • Ronda Mosley: senior director for Research & Government Services, Public Technology Institute (moderator)
  • James Kerr: product marketing manager, IdaTech
  • Thomas Browning: regional director of Field Operations, MetroPCS

This series of webinars is designed to increase knowledge of fuel cell technologies and applications, identify best practices for state hydrogen and fuel cell programs and policies, and provide information and technical assistance to state policy leaders, state renewable energy programs, fuel cell organizations, and others involved in the development of effective hydrogen and fuel cell programs and policies.

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.  

—Julia Thomas