FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * MIDDLETON PAUL B 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol PLUG POWER INC [ PLUG ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
CFO & Senior VP
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O PLUG POWER INC., 968 ALBANY SHAKER ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/22/2021
(Street)
LATHAM, NY 12110
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Stock Option (Right to Buy) (1) $26.92  9/22/2021    A     2000000       (2)(3) 9/22/2028  Common Stock  2000000  $0  2000000  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Awarded pursuant to Plug Power's 2021 Stock Option and Incentive Plan.
(2)  Up to one-third (1/3) of the shares underlying the performance stock options will vest and become exercisable on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date, provided that the daily volume weighted average price of the Company's common stock during any 30 consecutive trading day period in the three year performance period following the grant date of the stock options ("VWAP") equals or exceeds certain levels. 25% of the shares underlying the performance stock options will be deemed to have satisfied the performance-based vesting and will be eligible to vest over time if the VWAP equals $35; an additional 25% of the shares underlying the options will be deemed to have satisfied the performance-based vesting and will be eligible to vest over time if the VWAP equals $50; and the remaining 50% of the shares underlying the options will be deemed to have satisfied the performancebased vesting and will be eligible to vest over time if the VWAP equals or exceeds $100.
(3)  If the VWAP falls between two of the stock price hurdles, an incremental number of shares underlying the options will become exercisable based on linear interpolation in $1 increments. Failure to achieve any of the stock price hurdles applicable to a performance stock option during the three-year performance period will result in applicable options being un-exercisable. The performance-based stock options have a maximum term of seven years from the grant date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
MIDDLETON PAUL B
C/O PLUG POWER INC.
968 ALBANY SHAKER ROAD
LATHAM, NY 12110


CFO & Senior VP

Signatures
/s/ Gerard L. Conway, Jr., Attorney-in-Fact 11/9/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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