The red-hot Anaheim Ducks have suffered only one loss at home in the Honda Center during their 2013-14 campaign. The Club has cruised to a 37-10-5 record to date, and will play host tonight to the rival Los Angeles Kings in this season’s second edition of the Freeway Faceoff. The two teams are set to meet again this Saturday (January 25) at Dodger Stadium to launch the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.
Consistency has been a major hallmark of the Ducks home success. Now, the Club’s home- the Honda Center- is reflecting the incredible performance of its players by utilizing cleaner, more efficient and more dependable electricity.
In December, the Ducks unveiled the deployment of solid oxide fuel cell technology in partnership with Bloom Energy.
“This is exciting because it is incredible technology, very sophisticated and high-tech—which is why I love it,” said Henry Samueli, owner of the Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Arena Management. “But, ultimately, it is extremely green.”
The 750 kilowatt project now generates 80% of the arena’s base load power and 25% during a Ducks game. The power is generated by multiple fuel sources, including natural gas and renewable fuels such as biogas, and will account for 51% of the total power required annually for the arena.
On average, the arena expects the project to offset 2 million pounds of CO2 emissions annually.
The Honda Center is the second NHL arena to deploy such technology, following the Sharks’ SAP Center at San Jose.