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Plug Power to Discuss Sustainability, Productivity With Senior Retail Executives at Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit

LATHAM, N.Y., June 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announced today it will attend the Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit, occurring June 14-16 in Chicago, Illinois.

The Green Retail Decisions Innovation Summit is an exclusive invitation-only event for green retailing executives and leading industry suppliers. This focused event brings solutions providers and retailers together to participate in high-level networking, one-to-one meetings, boardroom briefings and informative keynote presentations. Vice President of Global Sales, Mr. Jose Luis Crespo, will represent Plug Power to present and initiate sales discussions with these potential customers.

The overall theme of the event is “sustainable retailing” and Plug Power will connect with retail executives on how implementing hydrogen fuel cells into their forklifts and other material handling equipment can provide operators with a more productive, predictable and sustainable solution to the demands of shelf stocking and product picking.

With Plug Power’s GenKey complete range of turnkey services, including the GenDrive fuel cells, GenFuel hydrogen infrastructure and fuel and GenCare aftermarket customer service and support, it’s easier than ever for retail distribution centers to implement hydrogen power into their facilities.

Plug Power’s GenDrive fuel cells increase the productivity of the lift truck operation – the trucks operate with consistent power for an entire shift, eliminating challenges that come with a depleting battery. When it’s time to refuel, management knows operators will be back on the floor quickly. GenDrive-powered material handling equipment can be refueled in just minutes, replacing the 12 to 15 minutes dedicated to battery changes in the past. This level of predictability allows fleet managers at retail customer sites to properly scale operations and cost-effectively meet demands.

“Retail distribution centers run nonstop, meaning fleets need to be available 24x7 and operators need solutions in place for maximum productivity,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. “Retail executives buy GenKey solutions because it enables operations to achieve maximum productivity in material handling efforts, and exceed in meeting sustainability targets. We look forward to bringing on Green Retail Decision Summit attendees as Plug Power customers.”

For more information on how Plug Power is helping retail distribution centers, visit http://www.plugpower.com/industries/material-handling/retail/.

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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