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Escalating Grid Outages Prompt High Tech Manufacturer JSR Micro, Inc. to Implement Bloom Energy Microgrid


Faced with escalating power outages and an increased risk of
interruptions to its precision manufacturing operations, Silicon
Valley's JSR Micro, Inc. has selected Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) to deploy a
microgrid to provide its primary power. JSR Micro is a subsidiary of JSR
Corporation, a multinational company employing more than 7,500 people
worldwide, and a leading materials supplier in a variety of technology
driven markets.

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Bloom Energy Server (Photo: Business Wire)

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The microgrid at JSR Micro will draw on-site electric power from Bloom
Energy Servers. It will enable the company's manufacturing, test and
measurement, and other facilities to operate independently of the grid.
JSR Micro expects to significantly reduce its electricity costs and its
carbon footprint over the lifetime of the deployment.

JSR Micro develops electronic materials for the semiconductor industry
and its advanced manufacturing operations are highly sensitive to even
small power interruptions. Following persistent challenges with the
reliability of its grid power supply, the company decided to implement a
microgrid that would insulate it from the vulnerabilities of the
conventional grid transmission and distribution system.

"Our technology supports some of the greatest breakthroughs in advanced
electronic materials," said Eric Johnson, President, JSR Micro, Inc.
"The quality of our manufacturing, and therefore the reliability of our
electricity supply, are fundamental to the success of our, and our
customers', operations. We're taking a major step in ensuring continuity
of our electricity supply with the Bloom Energy microgrid."

California ranks highest among all U.S. states by number of power
outages, according to the Eaton Blackout Tracker. In 2017, 438 separate
outage events caused by weather, falling trees, faulty equipment, human
error and other causes resulted in more than 25,000 minutes or 17 days
of outages across the state. There has been a steady increase in the
number of outages during the past decade, leading organizations to seek
out microgrids powered by distributed energy resources (DER).

JSR Micro's new Bloom Energy Microgrid will deliver 1.1MW of mission
critical electric power. The system is designed to provide 99.99%
availability and enable JSR Micro to continue operations even if the
electrical utility grid fails. The microgrid is expected to be
operational by the end of 2018.

"High-tech manufacturing requires high-quality, reliable electricity
that is always-on," said KR Sridhar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom
Energy. "Bloom is proud to provide this service to JSR Micro, and to do
so sustainably and in way that saves them money."

The Bloom Energy Server converts natural gas or biogas fuel into
electricity without combustion, using solid oxide fuel cell technology.
It delivers always-on 24/7 power in an extremely compact, energy-dense
platform and uses less fuel to generate more electricity than a
conventional power plant. It also generates cleaner electricity, with
almost 60% less CO2 emissions than the average of the U.S. power
generation portfolio. Because there is no combustion, there are also
virtually no smog-forming particulate emissions.

The Bloom Energy Server avoids the vulnerabilities of conventional
transmission and distribution lines by generating power on-site, where
the electricity is consumed. The system operates at very high
availability due to its modular and fault-tolerant design, which
includes multiple independent power generation modules that can be
hot-swapped. Bloom Energy Servers utilize underground natural gas
infrastructure, which is not susceptible to the impact of severe weather.

About Bloom Energy

Bloom Energy's mission is to make clean, reliable, and affordable energy
for everyone in the world. The Company's product, the Bloom Energy
Server, is capable of delivering highly reliable, uninterrupted, 24x7
constant electric power that is clean and sustainable. Twenty-five of
the Fortune 100 companies are Bloom Energy's customers, and some of its
largest deployments are at Equinix, AT&T, The Home Depot, The Wonderful
Company, Caltech, Kaiser Permanente, and Delmarva Power. For more
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