Black & Veatch announced that it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for that Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in Delta, Utah.
The new hydrogen hub will initially be designed to convert more than 220 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy daily to 100 metric tons of green hydrogen that will be stored in two sprawling salt caverns. Storing excess renewable energy as hydrogen yields a long-term and long-duration energy storage solution, complementing battery energy storage solutions while allowing renewable energy to be deployed in times of highest demand. With hydrogen storage solutions, that may even include seasonal shifts of excess renewable energy.
With construction beginning this spring, the hydrogen storage hub will be adjacent to the Intermountain Power Agency’s (IPA) IPP Renewed Project and support that 840-MW, hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined cycle power plant under construction. That plant initially will run on a blend of 30% green hydrogen and 70% natural gas starting in 2025. The plant incrementally will expand to using 100% hydrogen by 2045.