Atmos Energy has installed a small fuel cell at its data center in Dallas, Texas.
The company announced this week that it has completed the installation of a 460-kilowatt natural gas-powered fuel cell at its corporate data center.
Atmos Energy will work to power the fuel cell with natural gas produced from methane captured at landfills and livestock farms or combine with carbon offsets, to further benefit the environment and deliver even greater sustainability. The company did not name the fuel cell provider.
“Natural gas once again proves it plays a pivotal role in lowering greenhouse gas emissions while increasing reliability to our critical facilities,” said Jennifer Ries, Atmos Energy vice president of pipeline safety. “We are excited to have this innovative technology operational and will continue to explore additional pathways to achieve increased reliability and a low carbon energy future.”
In its brief press release, the company claimed the natural gas-powered fuel cell offsets approximately more carbon dioxide (CO₂) than either solar or wind and uses less land.
Atmos Energy Corporation is an S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas and the country’s largest natural gas-only distributor. The company's corporate HQ is located at the Lincoln Centre in Dallas.