What We Do


To support its mission, the Collaborative will engage in several activities related to facilitating the commercialization of stationary fuel cells in California. These activities will include:

  • Developing recommendations for policies/programs that support technologies and solutions that meet the Collaborative’s goals of cost-effective, clean, reliable, and diverse sources of energy.
  • In developing recommendations, it must be recognized that there will be a transition or bridge from natural gas to renewable fuels over the longer term, thereby setting the vector for fuel diversity;
  • Working with industry, government, environmental organizations, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for siting fuel cells that yield mutually beneficial results;
  • Encouraging the improved performance and reduction of costs of fuel cell products including the support of hybrid technologies (e.g., wind, solar, and/or fuel cells) as a cost effective system to achieve a diverse energy supply;
  • Identifying financing and incentive opportunities for stationary fuel cell installations recognizing labor opportunities and training as a part of financing opportunities;
    Implementing an inter-organizational policy to utilize fuel cells in government facilities, (e.g., sustainable buildings);
  • Working with public entities to encourage the establishment of competitive bulk procurement agreements;
  • Working closely with regulatory agencies to identify and address regulatory barriers (e.g., work towards a harmonized fire code regulation);
    Encouraging outreach and education to help make fuel cells an integral part of distributed generation;
  • Developing and issuing state procurement instruments that encourage the placement of clean distributed generation in state buildings;
  • Supporting (including funding) demonstration projects for evaluation of technical and environmental benefits;
  • Collecting, evaluating and distributing data on the commercialization of fuel cells for power generation and fuel storage in California; and
  • Investigating new technology initiatives that would integrate mobile and stationary fuel cells efforts.