Under the MoU the two companies will establish a framework for possible green hydrogen supply agreements and create a working committee to take these efforts forward.

Andy Vesey, North American CEO of FFI, said, “This is an important step forward to help utilities such as PSE decarbonise their operations. There is a significant demand for green hydrogen in North America and FFI is on a mission to meet this demand.”

Mark Hutchinson, FFI Global CEO, also said, “FFI’s goal is to turn North America into the world’s leading global green energy heartland and create thousands of green jobs now and in the future.”

Earlier this year, FFI announced plans to repurpose coal infrastructure near Centralia, Washington, for a green hydrogen production facility.

The facility may mean vast quantities of hydrogen could enter the North American market to cater for the transition to zero-emission operations in the region.

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Josh Jacob, PSE Vice-President of Clean Energy Strategy, commented, “as one of the largest utilities in the state, PSE has a big stake in supporting the growth, adoption and stabilisation of the hydrogen economy.

“Carbon-free, flexible resources such as hydrogen will be crucial to complement the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources like wind and solar.”

A Successful Ecosystem for Green Hydrogen – Iceland

It is becoming ever clearer that the entire green hydrogen ecosystem requires alignment. Hydrogen’s potential, performance, and safety are proven. Green hydrogen is widely accepted as a core pathway to Net Zero, yet the key levers in the transition are not yet in-sync.

For these reasons, H2 View is launching An Ecosystem for Green Hydrogen, a two and a half day summit in Reykjavík, Iceland on February 28 to March 2, 2023, devoted to thought leadership, insights, and actionable takeaways for the green hydrogen ecosystem.

In a world full of distractions and technical overload, we need inspiring places to refresh our minds and bodies. The power of Iceland lies in its nature, culture, and energy. These elements serve as the perfect backdrop for a memorable and effective event at the world renowned Harpa Centre.

The summit promises to tackle all sides of the energy ecosystem, from wind and solar power requirements, through to additionality, water sustainability, electrolyser technologies, and the investment and policy climate. The 2.5 day event is split over six sessions, delegates will hear from speakers representing all strands of the hydrogen value chain in a bid to unravel key issues in the industry, and where it can make some headway.