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Plug Celebrates Completion of World-Class Fuel Cell Manufacturing Facility with Ribbon Cutting Event

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

LATHAM, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, welcomed guests on Thursday to Vista Technology Park, its new 407,000 square foot fuel cell manufacturing facility in Slingerlands, N.Y., for a ribbon cutting ceremony alongside U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and New York State Governor Kathy Hochul.

Key Points: 
  • Plug currently employs 1,472 people in New York, making up nearly half of its 2,957 total U.S. employees.
  • The Company broke ground in March of 2022 and began manufacturing at commercial scale just nine months later.
  • The Plug Vista manufacturing facility features advanced automation, allowing for greatly increased scale and efficiency in the assembly of Plug’s fuel cell systems that power electric motors for the mobility market.
  • The Vista facility, which began manufacturing Plug’s GenDrive units in November 2022, will be fully operational by March 2023, and will produce Plug’s entire fuel cell product line including GenDrive, Stationary, and ProGen.

 Motus Appoints Phong Nguyen Chief Executive Officer

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Motus , the definitive leader in reimbursement solutions for the mobile workforce, announced today the appointment of Phong Nguyen as Chief Executive Officer.

Key Points: 
  • Motus , the definitive leader in reimbursement solutions for the mobile workforce, announced today the appointment of Phong Nguyen as Chief Executive Officer.
  • In this role, Nguyen will guide the organization through its next stage of growth, continued market adoption and expansion of the Motus platform.
  • Ryon Packer joined the company in March 2022 as its Chief Product Officer to drive product strategy and accelerate innovation.
  • In October, Motus named Ryan Newsome its new Chief Technology Officer, tapped Christian Miller to serve as Chief Revenue Officer, and elevated Amanda Pettengill to Chief Customer Officer.

Hitachi Energy and Linxon support National Grid in achieving sustainability targets through pioneering 420 kV SF6-free gas- insulated switchgear technology

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

To support National Grid in accelerating its net zero targets, Hitachi Energy will deliver EconiQ 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL) containing no sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

Key Points: 
  • To support National Grid in accelerating its net zero targets, Hitachi Energy will deliver EconiQ 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL) containing no sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
  • To support National Grid in its transition to SF6-free solutions, Hitachi Energy will deliver 7 bays of its EconiQ 420 kV GIS to enable the transmission of electricity over long distances while eliminating SF6, in addition to EconiQ 420 kV GIL.
  • Thanks to strong collaboration with Hitachi Energy, Linxon is able to provide the pioneering EconiQ SF6- free solution from Hitachi Energy for the Bengeworth substation, supporting our client to meet their sustainability targets," said Stefan Reisacher, CEO of Linxon.
  • Hitachi Energy has placed sustainability at the heart of its Purpose and is advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

Green Power Energy's 20 MW Taungdaw Gwin Build-Own-Operate Solar Plant Commissioned in Myanmar

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Friday, December 30, 2022

The 20-megawatt Taungdaw Gwin mega-scale solar PV project will contribute to Myanmar's sustainability and electrification efforts.

Key Points: 
  • The 20-megawatt Taungdaw Gwin mega-scale solar PV project will contribute to Myanmar's sustainability and electrification efforts.
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    The project was developed by Green Power Energy Company Limited (GPE), a subsidiary of Gold Energy Company Limited (GE), a leading renewable energy developer in Myanmar.
  • Taungdaw Gwin is the second mega-scale solar project to be completed by the GE group.
  • With the official opening of the Taungdaw Gwin project, GE's solar energy capacity stands at 50 MW.

Hitachi Energy and Linxon support National Grid in achieving sustainability targets through pioneering 420 kV SF6-free gas-insulated switchgear technology

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

To support National Grid in accelerating its net zero targets, Hitachi Energy will deliver EconiQ™ 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL) containing no sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).

Key Points: 
  • To support National Grid in accelerating its net zero targets, Hitachi Energy will deliver EconiQ™ 420-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) and gas-insulated lines (GIL) containing no sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).
  • To support National Grid in its transition to SF6-free solutions, Hitachi Energy will deliver 7 bays of its EconiQ 420 kV GIS to enable the transmission of electricity over long distances while eliminating SF6, in addition to EconiQ 420 kV GIL.
  • Thanks to strong collaboration with Hitachi Energy, Linxon is able to provide the pioneering EconiQ SF6-free solution from Hitachi Energy for the Bengeworth substation, supporting our client to meet their sustainability targets”, said Stefan Reisacher, CEO of Linxon.
  • Hitachi Energy has placed sustainability at the heart of its purpose and is advancing a sustainable energy future for all.

Lazard Sustainable Private Infrastructure Team Completes Inaugural Investment in DBE Energy

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Lazard Asset Management (LAM) today announced that the Lazard Sustainable Private Infrastructure team completed its inaugural investment in DBE Energy, owner, and operator of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Surrey, England.

Key Points: 
  • Lazard Asset Management (LAM) today announced that the Lazard Sustainable Private Infrastructure team completed its inaugural investment in DBE Energy, owner, and operator of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Surrey, England.
  • “The Lazard Global Sustainable Private Infrastructure strategy focuses on making investments in infrastructure companies that we believe are well-positioned to achieve strong investment performance while delivering positive and measurable improvements in ESG and sustainability outcomes,” said Robert Wall, Head of Sustainable Private Infrastructure at LAM.
  • The Sustainable Private Infrastructure team, led by Robert Wall and based in London, comprises John Cresswell as Operating Advisor alongside Vitaly Filipskiy, Xenia Bredima and Alexis Agabriel.
  • A subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), Lazard Asset Management offers a range of equity, fixed-income, and alternative investment products worldwide.

National Grid Renewables Orders 1.6 GW of First Solar Modules

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

A Minneapolis-headquartered business, National Grid Renewables is part of the Ventures division of National Grid plc and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the US in various stages of development, construction, and operation.

Key Points: 
  • A Minneapolis-headquartered business, National Grid Renewables is part of the Ventures division of National Grid plc and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the US in various stages of development, construction, and operation.
  • “We are pleased to further expand both our partnership with First Solar and our commitment to using responsibly produced solar technology to power our near-term project pipeline,” said Andy Cukurs, chief operating officer, National Grid Renewables.
  • National Grid Renewables, part of the National Grid Ventures division of National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG), develops and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and energy storage.
  • National Grid Renewables supports National Grid’s vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all.

Global Energy Leaders Join Open Hydrogen Initiative (OHI) to Unlock Hydrogen's Full Potential

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Commodity Insights and GTI Energy today announced a cohort of new stakeholders to their Open Hydrogen Initiative (OHI), a recently announced collaboration to further transparency into the environmental impact of hydrogen production and help unlock its full potential as a fuel alternative and important driver of energy transition. The mission is to create an industry-led objective, credible, and harmonized methodology and toolkit for measuring the carbon intensity of hydrogen production at the facility level to lay the foundation for a low-carbon hydrogen marketplace. 

Key Points: 
  • Initial stakeholder work is centered on the characterization of hydrogen production processes to understand energy and material flows and major emissions hotspots.
  • The Open Hydrogen Initiative is focused on identifying real-world applicability and credible carbon intensity values for a range of production methods, all critical to ensure a sustainable growth trajectory of hydrogen in the marketplace.
  • See sampling ofOHI Stakeholder Commentary:
    Alberta Energy said: "Alberta Energy applauds the efforts of the Open Hydrogen Initiative.
  • CHF is also coordinating with and organizing other emerging clean hydrogen hubs domestically and globally to ensurea vibrant, cross-region clean hydrogen market.

CVE North America Announces the completion of a 41-megawatt New York Solar Portfolio acquisition from Saturn Power

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Monday, December 12, 2022

NEW YORK and BADEN, ON, Dec. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --CVE North America ("CVE"), an independent solar power producer based in New York City, announced today that it completed the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV projects in upstate New York from Saturn Power Corporation.

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  • NEW YORK and BADEN, ON, Dec. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --CVE North America ("CVE"), an independent solar power producer based in New York City, announced today that it completed the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV projects in upstate New York from Saturn Power Corporation.
  • Saturn Power developed the projects to Notice to Proceed (NTP) status and CVE will begin construction by the end of 2022.
  • CVE will own and operate the portfolio and will work with third party providers to construct the projects and acquire community solar subscribers.
  • CVE North America is an independent solar power producer based in New York City since 2017.

The Home Depot Charges Ahead with 100 MW of Solar Energy

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The solar farm is National Grid Renewables' largest solar energy project to date, and its first utility-scale energy storage project.

Key Points: 
  • The solar farm is National Grid Renewables' largest solar energy project to date, and its first utility-scale energy storage project.
  • "Solar energy is the most abundant energy resource on earth," said Ron Jarvis, chief sustainability officer for The Home Depot.
  • We anticipate about three-quarters of our alternative and renewable energy capacity will come from solar energy by the end of 2023."
  • The Home Depot currently purchases solar power from a 75 MW facility and is under contract for another 50 MW of solar capacity.The company also purchases energy from a 50 MW wind facility.