Plug Power today announced it plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Pennsylvania, purchasing power from Brookfield Renewable. In fact, the latter company operates one of the world’s largest renewable energy platforms and will supply electricity to Plug Power from its Holtwood hydroelectric plant.
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Plug Power and Brookfield Renewable new green hydrogen plant in PA
Hydrogen solutions provider Plug Power today announced its plans to build a green hydrogen production plant in Pennsylvania. In fact, the company will source 100% of the renewable energy to power the plant from Brookfield Renewable. Moreover, Brookfield will supply Plug Power with clean power from its Holtwood hydroelectric plant.
Indeed, Plug Power stated green hydrogen from the facility will help support the broader transportation and logistics industries’ decarbonization in the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic regions.
Besides, the company expects the plant to come online by the end of 2022. Furthermore, It will have the capacity to produce 15 metric tons of emissions-free liquid hydrogen per day. Also, It will be one of the first industrial-scale green hydrogen facilities in North America, creating more than 25 green energy jobs in Pennsylvania.
“This is another step in our quest to build the green hydrogen economy in the USA and globally after that,” said Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power. Thus, “we are proud to be able to bring quality jobs. Furthermore, to invest in the local economy in Lancaster County, PA through this green hydrogen production facility.”
Benefits of green hydrogen for a net-zero economy
In fact, green hydrogen is an essential component of a zero-carbon economy. Furthermore, it is critical to the decarbonization of the transportation and logistics sectors. For instance, a McKinsey study estimated that by 2030, the US hydrogen economy could support 700,000 jobs.
According to Plug Power, the plant is a significant milestone in establishing the first North American green hydrogen network. In fact, the company aims to produce more than 500 tons of hydrogen per day by 2025.
Finally, the company has started making inroads in this emerging industry by building another green hydrogen plant in New York (in the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park). Additionally, Brookfield Renewable is working with Canadian energy infrastructure giant Enbridge on a green hydrogen project in Quebec.