: Vertiv join forces with Ballard for fuel-cell powered UPS test

Jun 20, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Vertiv alongside fuel cell firm Ballard Power Systems this week entered into a strategic technology partnership, with a focus on backup power applications for data centers and critical infrastructures, scalable from 200kW to multiple megawatts.

“As the soaring increase in data usage is driving up power demand and expansion of data center capacity globally, the need to effectively manage electricity consumption and the carbon footprint of this energy-intensive sector is critical to achieve net-zero targets,” said Nicolas Pocard, vice president marketing, and strategic partnerships, Ballard. “Ballard and Vertiv’s strategic partnership enables both parties to leverage our respective strengths to offer cost-effective, zero Green House Gas (GHG) emission fuel cell backup power solutions that are scalable to meet data centers growing power demands.”

Viktor Petik, vice president of Vertiv infrastructure solutions, added: “The successful fuel cell proof-of-concept with Ballard provides a viable option for customers strengthening their data center sustainability strategy, and those moving to a future-ready Bring Your Own Power (BYOP) model.”