Mitsubishi has stated that the M701F gas turbines will be used to produce 660MW of power once commercial operations have started in 2023.
Situated 120km north of Sydney, the project, being led by Snowy Hydro, will help reduce the carbon footprint of power generation in the region with the project set to cater for the scheduled shutdown of a large-scale coal-fired power plant.
With the utilisation of hydrogen gas turbines, the entire power generation process will be decarbonised providing renewable energy to much of the New South Wales.
Jiro Nishiyama, Managing Director and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Australia, said, “Our M701F gas turbine is one of the most efficient in F class gas turbines in the world and has a proven operation records worldwide, maintaining a high reliability rate of over 99%.
“We are very pleased that our M701F gas turbines will be able to contribute to the stable power supply in Australia together with increasing renewable energy.
“Our gas turbine is capable of operating on natural gas, or on a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen.
“The gas turbines can utilise up to 30% hydrogen for co-firing with current technology and can be configured in the future to operate on 100% hydrogen for zero-carbon emissions.”
US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power
What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?
North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.
What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.
Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.
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