Michelle Budge, Deseret News
What is touted to be the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility received a conditional commitment of more than $504 million in federal funding, a big development for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project.
And it will be near Delta in Millard County in central Utah, which is already home to Enel Green Power’s plant in Cove Fort, the world’s first large-scale power generation facility to successfully combine geothermal with hydropower technology.
Central Utah, also home to solar fields, wind farms, vast geothermal resources and the transformation of hog manure into renewable natural gas, definitely has it going on when it comes to the renewable energy revolution and being a player on the world stage.
“I like to call it the world’s renewable energy oasis. And maybe that is a bit hyperbolic, but I don’t think it is,” said Thom Carter, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Development, citing the vast array of renewable energy in place, the geothermal FORGE project and now this green hydrogen endeavor.
“It is a unique situation that is happening right here, in this little corner of Utah and I think it just shows that Utahns are interested in innovation, in finding solutions.”
Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said the federal funding is a huge deal on multiple fronts.
“I’m pleased to see (the energy department) support Utah’s efforts to become the world’s largest hydrogen hub,” he said. “This is not only a win for Millard County and Utah, but it is also an important step toward developing new energy technologies as we utilize an ‘all of the above’ approach to meet our energy demands.”
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There are a lot of gee-whiz factors with the Advanced Clean Energy project, which is a combined effort among Mitsubishi Powers America, Magnum Development, Haddington Ventures and IPP Renewed.
From coal to natural gas to green hydrogen
The Intermountain Power Plant near Delta is transitioning from coal at its two 900-megawatt units to natural gas and hydrogen. The plant will host two combined cycle units to use those two energy resources in a transition expected by mid-2025. By 2045, it will run purely on hydrogen.
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News
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