Massive hydrogen storage project

The Advanced Clean Energy Storage Project, a much-watched project under development in Delta, Utah, that is shaping up to be the largest renewable hydrogen energy hub in the U.S., has garnered a conditional commitment for a $504.4 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) federal loan guarantee program.

The conditional loan guarantee commitment issued on April 26 is for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage I, the first phase of a massive undertaking by ACES Delta, which is a joint venture comprising Magnum Development (Magnum), Mitsubishi Power, and Haddington Ventures, to create a new pathway for decarbonization of the Western U.S. grid.

The project envisions producing up to 100 metric tonnes per day of hydrogen from water and renewable energy sources using a 220-MW alkaline electrolyzer bank manufactured by Norwegian firm HydrogenPro—one of the largest deployments of its type to date. That hydrogen will be stored in two gigantic solution-mined caverns sited in the only salt dome in the Western U.S.

Capable of storing a combined 300 GWh of energy, the storage facility will provide long-term seasonal energy storage to … Intermountain Power Plant (IPP) near Delta, Utah, a coal-fired plant that is slated to be repowered with two Mitsubishi Power advanced M501JAC power trains as an 840-MW combined cycle power plant by 2025.…

Read the whole article for details. Converting a coal-fired power plant to a combined cycle gas turbine power plant with hydrogen gas. Nice project.


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