Plug Power (PLUG) to Make Substantial Advancement in Hydrogen Generation Buildout

April 23, 2024 7:02 AM EDT

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a global leader in comprehensive hydrogen solutions for the green hydrogen economy, has reached nameplate capacity at the company’s hydrogen plants in Georgia and Tennessee. With this increased supply from our hydrogen production network, Plug will benefit from a lower cost of hydrogen, a crucial step in the company’s roadmap to achieve profitable growth. This is headlined by the company’s first green hydrogen plant in Georgia already reaching nameplate capacity of 15 tons per day (TPD) of liquid hydrogen production, marking a significant milestone for Plug’s hydrogen network and the hydrogen economy in the U.S.

“As part of our initiative to strengthen financial performance, we are pleased to make headway in a two-prong strategy: lower cost sourced hydrogen through capacity expansions at our Georgia and Tennessee plants coupled with improved margins through the recalibration of pricing across our portfolio,” said Andy Marsh, Plug CEO. “We greatly appreciate our customers' loyalty and commitment to our joint vision for a clean energy future. Their willingness to work alongside us underscores the critical role that Plug’s hydrogen products play in their operations.”

As a part of the company’s efforts to restructure the business model, Plug implemented price increases across all its offerings including equipment, service, and fuel. This recalibration of prices better reflects the value of Plug’s services, while still offering a strong economic proposition to its customers; all of which aligns with the company’s strategic focus on enhancing both cash flow and margins.

Plug has continued to make substantial progress on building out its North America green hydrogen network to meet customer demand. The company’s Georgia hydrogen plant, home to the largest Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system in the U.S., has been running at a stable rate of 15 tons per day (TPD) since the beginning of the month.

With Plug’s Tennessee plant now operating at nameplate capacity of 10 TPD, the company has achieved a total liquid hydrogen capacity of 25 TPD, which can now fulfill approximately 50% of its customers’ green hydrogen demand. Plug's cryogenic fleet now consists of 40 trailers which are being filled and supplying liquid hydrogen to Plug customers across the United States in material handling operations, fuel cell electric vehicle fleets, and stationary power applications.

The company’s Louisiana plant (Joint venture with Olin Corporation) is projected to add 15 TPD of liquid green hydrogen to Plug’s North American network by the end of Q3 2024. With the addition of the Louisiana plant, Plug will have 40 TPD of internal production capacity, meeting the majority of its customers demand. In addition, the company continues to collaborate with its key hydrogen supplier in the U.S. Plug is doing substantial work on other U.S.-based plants and is actively engaged with key strategic suppliers to facilitate the expansion of its green hydrogen network and to achieve cost-effectiveness in green hydrogen production at scale.

“Our green hydrogen ecosystem was built on a deep understanding of customer needs,” said Sanjay Shrestha, Plug General Manager, Energy Solutions, and Chief Strategy Officer. “Our Georgia and Tennessee plants operating at full capacity is a meaningful step towards continuing to drive cost reduction and margin enhancement in our fuel business.”

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