Plug Power Inc. has secured an expansion contract with Walmart Canada to provide 124 GenDrive fuel cells for its new High Velocity Distribution Center building in Balzac, Alberta, Canada.
This expansion adds on to the fleet in operation since 2010 and brings the GenDrive total upwards of 230 units at the site.
GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells are preferred over lead-acid batteries as they allow customers to see increased productivity from their lift truck fleets. Hydrogen fuel cells provide constant and consistent power to lift trucks, eliminating the need to change and charge batteries. Additionally, as an environmentally friendly power source, hydrogen fuel cells product only heat and water as byproducts, helping users meet important sustainability targets.
Walmart Canada will also receive a GenFuel infrastructure to support the Balzac distribution center. Plug Power’s proprietary GenFuel system provides advanced diagnostics to help customers monitor fleet fueling and operational metrics. This GenFuel system will support two buildings – the new High Velocity Distribution Center and the existing Perishable Distribution Center. Plug Power highlights that this is the first GenFuel installation in Canada.
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