Today, Apex Clean Energy and Plug Power announced a 345 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA). Accordingly, this deal will consist of the development of a green hydrogen production facility.
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About the PPA
Moreover, the power purchased through the PPA will directly supply a new hydrogen production plant with 100% renewable power. Further, the hydrogen plant, which is being co-developed by Apex Clean Energy and Plug Power, will be the first and largest wind-supplied hydrogen project in the US.
It will also be the largest onshore wind-powered project across the globe. Once operational, the plant will produce over 30 metric tons per day of clean liquid hydrogen; indeed, this is enough to fuel the equivalent of over 2,000 light commercial vehicles or over 1,000 heavy-duty class 8 trucks.
In fact, this partnership follows the September 2020 announcement of the companies’ collaboration agreement. Accordingly, it marks Apex’s largest PPA to date and will help realize the potential of green hydrogen in North America; particularly, to advance the decarbonization of the transportation and industrial sectors.
Reception in Apex Clean Energy and Plug Power
In this sense, Mark Goodwin, president, and CEO of Apex, commented; Indeed, “delivering carbon-free solutions at scale is how Apex accelerates the shift to clean energy.”
Thus, “innovative solutions and partnerships with pioneers like Plug Power help us expand the impact of our business,” said Goodwin. In fact, it is “taking us into the next frontier of decarbonizing the American economy. Also, amplifying the potential of our industry-leading renewable energy portfolio.”
Similarly, Andy Marsh, CEO of Plug Power, said; “As leaders building the hydrogen economy; we are on track to build a first-of-its-kind green hydrogen generation network in North America; specifically, alongside an experienced partner, Apex.”
Therefore, “this wind-powered green hydrogen plant is important to Plug Power’s customers. Also, to achieving our generation targets of 500 tons per day by 2025 and 1,000 tons per day before 2028.”