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IdaTech, Cascadiant deploy fuel cells with Hutchison Telecom in Indonesia

Fuel cell developer IdaTech, with its partner Cascadiant and Indonesian wireless operator PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications (HCPT), have deployed the latest generation of hydrogen fuel cell backup power systems throughout the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Cascadiant has been awarded the contract to install and support the IdaTech ElectraGen™ H2 fuel cell systems. This order confirms the value proposition of backup power fuel cell systems, and demonstrates the growing trend of telecom service providers to support and promote more eco-friendly initiatives, including the reduction of telecom sector emissions, lowering energy consumption and the overall carbon footprint.

‘With an experienced local partner like Cascadiant that is dedicated to identifying and promoting more sustainable means of energy within its solutions, IdaTech sees this as a significant win,’ says Harol Koyama, CEO of IdaTech.

Telecoms networks require reliable backup power solutions that can operate for several hours or days when electricity is no longer available due to severe weather, natural disasters, or grid quality.

The IdaTech ElectraGen fuel cell systems were developed specifically to provide critical backup power to the telecom market when grid loss occurs. These fuel cell systems are fueled directly by hydrogen or using a proprietary IdaTech fuel reforming process that converts liquid fuel – a mixture of methanol and water – into hydrogen gas to power the unit.

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