Today, Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of hydrogen solutions, announced it would construct a new state-of-the-art green hydrogen production facility. Furthermore, the company will also commence construction of an electric substation in the New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).
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Plug Power on the construction of North America’s largest green hydrogen production facility
This Thursday, Plug Power Inc., a leading hydrogen solutions provider, announced it commenced constructing a new state-of-the-art green hydrogen production facility. Besides, the company will build an electric substation in the New York Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP).
In fact, the new plant will produce 45 metric tons of green liquid hydrogen to daily service New York’s Northeast region. Therefore, the plant will use 120 MW of Plug Power’s PEM electrolyzers for green hydrogen using NW hydropower.
Moreover, the New York plant joins the existing Tennessee plant in a network that aims to supply 500 tons per day of green hydrogen by 2025. Furthermore, 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028. Besides, when fully built will offer fuel customers pricing competitive to diesel.
Therefore, this $290 million investment in green hydrogen production leads the way to decarbonizing freight-transportation and logistics. Besides, it supports the Empire State’s path to achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050. For instance, the project includes a 450 MW electrical substation that will service the entire STAMP site.
“Plug Power’s future rightfully revolves around building the green hydrogen economy,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. For this reason, “we are grateful that our home state of New York is helping lead the way on climate and clean energy initiatives. And that Plug Power’s green hydrogen solutions can make such a positive impact on the environmental and economic climates in the state. Moreover, we thank our elected officials and partners for their leadership.”
In this regard, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said, “Today we usher in a winning combination of firsts. For example, Plug Power is creating its first-ever green hydrogen production facility, and we have secured the first tenant at the WNY STAMP site.
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Furthermore, “This facility will create over 60 new good-paying green-energy jobs, boost the Western New York economy, and serve as a jumping-off point to create the nation’s first U.S.-wide network of green hydrogen production facilities.”
STAMP is a 1,250-acre mega site located at the center of upstate New York’s largest population; research, and workforce training hubs. Furthermore, it is connected with New York’s high-tech corridor by the New York State Thruway. Therefore, it completed all site-level design and engineering and an all-site level environmental and zoning approvals to house projects. In fact, these include semiconductor manufacturing, renewables manufacturing, biopharma manufacturing, and other high-capacity industries.
Moreover, the mega-site is strategically located in NYPA’s low-cost hydropower zone and will work through 100% renewable; reliable and local power sources. Furthermore, STAMP is a regional priority project, according to the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council.
Therefore, it receives support from local, regional, and state governments and business, university, and utility partners.
Finally, Greater Rochester Enterprise President and CEO Matt Hurlbutt said; “Plug Power plans to establish a hydrogen generation facility at the STAMP mega-site in Genesee County. Besides, it has a unique infrastructure, including low-cost, clean hydropower. In brief, the power generated at this new facility will also support Plug Power’s Giga factory in Rochester, NY.”