Mobile Hydrogen Fuel Cell Generation System
The project will deploy four mobile clean energy back up power MORBUGs with a 180kW maximum output power rating.
The project focuses on the technology development and demonstration of advanced clean energy mobile backup systems or Mobile Renewable Backup Generation Systems (MORBUGs) above 10kW that create a standalone power source for an emergency facility and postpone the use of fossil-based backup power sources as long as possible, thereby increasing the resiliency of the electricity system to climate change and extreme weather events while utilizing a renewable fuel supply.
The MORBUG can be connected to the grid to provide grid services, enabling revenue to be generated during non-emergency healthy grid conditions.
Portable diesel generator usage and associated air pollution has substantially increased in California due to Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). The MORBUG provides a clean energy alternative to diesel back up generators.