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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Partnership Will Allow the Venue to Generate Clean, Reliable On-Site Power

Anaheim Arena Management, LLC, the management company for Honda Center, announced today a partnership with Bloom Energy, a leading provider of breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology. The partnership will allow Honda Center to create environmentally efficient on site power from multiple fuel sources accounting for 51% of the total power required (kWhs) annually.

“We are proud to partner with Bloom Energy on this project. Like us, they are committed to finding creative solutions to lesson our environmental impacts while maintaining the highest standard of service,” Michael Schulman, Chairman of the Board of Anaheim Arena Management.

The installation of the 750 kW Bloom Energy project will begin immediately. The project will be completed and will begin producing power this fall prior to opening of the Ducks regular season.  The Bloom Boxes will generate 80% of the venue’s base load power and 25% during a Ducks game or concert. On average, the partnership with Bloom Energy will allow the venue to offset 2 million pounds CO2 annually.

“We are excited to have a second high profile entertainment arena and home of another NHL team join our growing project portfolio,” said Bill Thayer, Executive Vice President of Sales at Bloom Energy. “Team members, staff and fans can be proud that the Honda Center is setting an example and supporting clean energy innovation.”

When operating on pipeline-delivered natural gas, Bloom systems efficiently and electrochemically convert fuel into low-carbon, baseload electricity without combustion. The same Energy Servers can also provide a carbon neutral generation solution operating on renewable fuels such as biogas. Customers can also reduce their CO2 emissions by 40%-100% compared to the U.S. grid (depending on their fuel choice) and virtually eliminate all SOx, NOx, and other harmful smog forming particulate emissions.

In addition to these new environmental efforts, Honda Center also currently recycles all cardboard, glass, plastic, aluminum, paper, banners and lighting. The venue’s food and beverage operation also uses environmental thinking with regard to food preparation and purchases, using locally grown produce from sustainable farms and ranches, napkins made from recycled material, corn starch-based cups, carry trays made from recycled material and bulk mustard and ketchup dispensers to reduce waste.