Set to be established in Florida, the FPL hydrogen hub will utilise solar energy to power the electrolysis process that produces green pr carbon-free hydrogen from water.
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Once the hydrogen is being produced at the hub, it is believed that it will be blended with natural gas and used to power an existing combustion turbine at the Okeechobee Clean Energy Centre enabling clean energy across the grid.
The system will be composed of five Cummins HyLYZER®-1000 PEM electrolysers for a total of 25MW accounting for 10.8 tons of hydrogen produced per day.
Eric Silagy, FPL President and CEO, said, “At FPL, we are always looking over the horizon and focused on making smart, long-term investments to build a more modern, stronger and cleaner energy grid that future generations can depend on.
“Since building our first solar energy centre in 2009, FPL has constructed 50 solar energy centres, commissioned the world’s largest solar-powered battery and embarked on innovative pilot programs to advance microgrid technology and electric vehicle (EV) charging while eliminating coal from our fleet in Florida.
“Now, we are helping usher in the next era of Florida’s clean energy future with a ‘green’ hydrogen pilot project that could be key to unlocking 100% carbon-free electricity.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.