Clean energy company Helion Energy today announced it broke ground on its fusion facility in Everett, Washington. Accordingly, this facility will accelerate the company’s efforts to build the world’s first commercially viable fusion power plant.
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About the fusion power plant
Indeed, Helion Energy is developing a cost-effective, zero-carbon electrical power plant using its patented pulsed, non-ignition fusion technology. As a result, Helion’s fusion power plant will provide flexible, scalable, baseload power affordably; thus, providing the world a new path to full decarbonization of electricity generation.
Moreover, the company’s new fusion power facility will bring over 150 high-quality and long-term jobs to Everett and the surrounding communities. Besides, it will help position Washington and Snohomish County at the forefront of the world’s efforts to transition to a clean energy future.
Worth noting, the new jobs created by Helion’s fusion power facility also align with Everett’s efforts to create more opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Additionally, these positions draw from the extensive STEM talent pool already in the community.
In this sense, Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee said; “Indeed, Washington is proud to be the home of world-leading pioneers developing affordable, clean energy solutions. Therefore, it’s a great milestone that Helion is now ready to commercialize its innovative fusion power technology. Accordingly, with this new facility, Helion and Washington are taking game-changing action to address the climate crisis.”
Reception at Helion
Accordingly, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin commented; “Helion is going to change the world! Thus, I’m so grateful this amazing, innovative company has chosen Everett for this new fusion facility. In brief, clean energy is the future – and that future starts here.”
Similarly, Dr. David Kirtley, Founder, and CEO of Helion Energy, said in a media release; “At this facility, Helion will close in on its goal of breaking the fusion barrier. Also, on pushing the world towards the end of the fossil fuel era.”
Therefore, “Helion has deep roots in Washington, having spent the last eight-plus years here researching and developing a technology with unparalleled implications; specifically, for reshaping how the world obtains its energy,” continued Kirtley.”
Hence, “we are enormously proud to have Governor Inslee and Mayor Franklin, leaders and advocates of climate action and STEM innovation in attendance today; indeed, at the groundbreaking of our facility’s construction.”
Lastly, Helion Energy noted that by applying proven and patented technologies, it is working towards building the world’s first commercially viable fusion power plant, which runs on a water-derived fuel. Moreover, the company said its zero-carbon solution could low-cost 24/7 power generation that replaces the energy sources the world currently relies on; thus, enabling a future with limitless, reliable, and affordable clean electricity.