The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has created an Exploratory Focus Group on Fuel Cell Standards for Wireless and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure. The aim of the group is to provide a forum for fuel cell companies, mobile network operators, cell site leasing companies, engineering firms, government entities, and others to develop a document that can provide the ICT industry as a whole with a guide to the technical considerations and benefits of fuel cell deployment in support of wireless and other ICT infrastructure.

The Focus Group recognizes that there are numerous standards for hydrogen fuel cell safety, which are written for generic use that range from automotive refueling stations to main alternative fuel supplies. The scope of this Focus Group is to develop a comprehensive understanding of the fuel cell codes for both stationary and mobile fuel cells for specific use with telecom, wireless, datacom, emergency 911, police radio, security and surveillance, and catastrophic infrastructure for commercial, military, or residential use at ground level, on rooftop, or on platforms applications for backup, supplemental and/or alternative electric power sources as well as associated fuel storage requirements.

Current participants include:

Over the next few months the Focus Group will be drafting its guideline document, "Guide for Fuel Cell Installations for Wireless and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Infrastructure." Individuals and organizations interested in participating in the Focus Group should contact Jeff Hannah at

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Chair National Renewable Energy Laboratory Carl Rivkin
Vice Chair Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association Karen Hall
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