What We Do

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In support of its mission, the Collaborative undertakes a variety of activities aimed at facilitating the deployment of stationary fuel cells in California.  These include:

  • Developing recommendations for policies and programs that support technologies and solutions that meet the Collaborative’s goals of cost-effective, clean, reliable, and diverse sources of energy
  • Developing recommendations that recognize the eventual transition from natural gas to renewable fuels for fuel cells
  • Working with industry, government, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for siting fuel cells that yield mutually beneficial results;
  • Encouraging improved performance and cost reductions in fuel cell products, including the support of fuel cell hybrid technologies such as wind-fuel cell or solar-fuel cell technologies as a cost-effective means of achieving a diverse power supply;
  • Identifying financial incentives for stationary fuel cell installations, including recognizing labor and training opportunities;
  • Encouraging inter-organizational policy that supports the utilization of fuel cells in government-owned buildings;
  • Working with public entities to encourage the establishment of competitive bulk procurement agreements;
  • Working closely with regulatory agencies to identify and address regulatory barriers, for example, working with other entities to develop a unified fire code regulation
  • Engaging in outreach and education;
  • Developing and pursuing state purchasing policies and procurement instruments that encourage the placement of clean distributed generation in state buildings;
  • Supporting, financially and otherwise, demonstration projects that allow for the evaluation of technical and environmental benefits;
  • Collecting, evaluating and distributing data on the commercialization of fuel cells for power generation, backup power and specialty vehicles in California; and
  • Investigating new technology initiatives that would integrate mobile and stationary fuel cell efforts.

 

Last updated on January 17, 2014 7:57 AM

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