Ballard recently celebrated delivery of the 3,000th ElectraGen™ fuel cell backup power system as part of the 100 unit order by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL). The ElectraGen™ systems are being deployed at base station sites on the RJIL network in India.
The order followed the successful completion of an extensive 12-month trial by RJIL of fuel cell systems from various vendors, with Ballard's ElectraGen™-ME methanol-fueled system ultimately having been selected for use in backup power applications.
ElectraGen™ systems have provided over 50 million operating hours and over 1 million hours of backup to critical telecom sites. In addition, systems have demonstrated over 99.9% site availability and life time beyond 15,000 hours with thousands of start/stop cycles in commercial operation.