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Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh to Present at Hydrogen Energy in Texas Summit on Earth Day 2016

LATHAM, N.Y., April 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announces CEO Andy Marsh will attend and present today at the Hydrogen Energy in Texas Summit. Marsh will discuss the impact the use of hydrogen has on Texas, the United States and the world, and project how that impact will grow by the year 2040. His presentation will begin at 10:15 am CT (11:15 am ET).

The summit is for an invite-only audience of business, government and other energy stakeholders. The collaborative discussions will promote the global perspective for hydrogen, and specific opportunities, barriers, jobs and the benefits of growth of this new energy field in Texas.

Plug Power built the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the material handling market, with more than 10,000 units deployed today. In fact, more than 90% of fuel cell users in the industry today are Plug Power customers. Specifically in Texas, Plug Power has deployed 1,274 GenDrive fuel cells and four GenFuel hydrogen fueling and storage infrastructures, where customers dispense more than 900kg of hydrogen daily. Plug Power customer, Walmart, has grown its network of deployments in Texas over the past year. Plug Power also recognizes two of its oldest sites with Sysco, both installed in 2010.

In addition to Plug Power’s thriving material handling business, the company has a stake in stationary power products with its GenSure fuel cell system. The company has deployed 127 GenSure systems in Texas with customers that include Sprint, Verizon and BNSF railroad.

“Today, Plug Power’s GenDrive and GenSure customers have removed the pollution equivalent of almost 10,000 cars from our roads through their emissions reductions,” said Andy Marsh. “Plug Power’s innovative hydrogen products are stimulating adoption today. But there is much to be done to make the world a more innovative, efficient and environmentally conscious place in 2040. Plug Power will continue to innovate and change the way the world moves.”

Marsh will join other prominent speakers at the conference including Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton and hydrogen and fuel cell industry veterans from both gas and system industries.

About Plug Power Inc.
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and service a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit www.plugpower.com.

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