CESA worked with states to increase awareness and implementation of stationary fuel cells.

Stationary fuel cells are producing clean, reliable energy at public and private facilities around the country, from hospitals to supermarkets to breweries. State-level policies supportive of fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure are an important driver behind much of the market growth. At the same time, there are barriers to fuel cell market growth, including high installed costs, unfair treatment by utilities, and a general unfamiliarity among policymakers, potential users, and the public with fuel cell technologies.

With grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which ended in August 2011, CESA worked to accomplish the following objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge of fuel cell technologies and applications among state policymakers
  2. Identify best practice state hydrogen and fuel cell programs and policies
  3. Provide information and technical assistance to state policy leaders and state renewable energy programs in the development of effective hydrogen fuel cell programs and policies.

Fuel Cell Briefs for Policymakers

CESA created a series of papers on fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. These short briefing papers, also compiled into a single report, provided state policymakers with essential introductory information needed to understand fuel cell technology and the ways in which it could be commercialized. 

Bi-Monthly Informational Webinars

DOE, the Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), and the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) co-hosted a series of informational webinars on various topics to help states and state and regional hydrogen initiative leaders share lessons learned and find useful information. Recordings of many of the webinars hosted by CESA, as well as the presentations from those webinars, are included in the Resources section of this webpage. For information about the entire DOE webinar series, see https://www.energy.gov/eere/fuelcells/fuel-cell-technologies-office.