VANCOUVER, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP)(TSX: BLD) announced today that it is sponsoring a live,
complimentary webinar event entitled "Hurricane Sandy and Commercially Tested Fuel Cell Backup Power
Solutions" on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT. Interested participants may
register for the webinar from the 'Events' section of Ballard's
The upcoming webinar will be hosted by Eric Denhoff, CEO of the Canadian
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and will feature presentations from
two notable experts: Kyla Reid, Head of the Disaster Response Programme
at GSMA; and Lennox McCartney, President of Precision Power and Air
Bahamas. The presenters will provide insights into the benefits of
alternative power technology in extreme situations, including a
hands-on case study of fuel cell backup power system performance in the
Caribbean during Hurricane Sandy.
Natural disasters are occurring at an accelerated pace around the globe
- through the first 10-months of 2012 there were more than 30 incidents
in the U.S. and more than 200 incidents worldwide, impacting over 80
million people and causing $45 billion in economic damage.
Then came Hurricane (SuperStorm) Sandy in October, 2012. Sandy resulted
in over 200 deaths in 7 countries and caused over $75 billion in
damage. On October 26th the storm, with winds of more than 100 mph, hit the Bahamas. Register
for this webinar and listen to the details surrounding the role of
backup power fuel cell systems in maintaining operations of the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company through this harrowing event.
About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy
fuel cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of
applications. Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and
versatility. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.
SOURCE: Ballard Power Systems Inc.
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