For the past two decades in the U.S., replacement of retiring coal‐fired power generation — alongside an increase in natural gas and renewable power — has been very effective in decarbonizing the power grid. However, in some areas, the retirement of coal has largely run its course. Which is why for the next phase of decarbonization, green hydrogen is playing a larger role as a win-win solution.
Hydrogen in Action
Hydrogen has several industrial uses today. Many experts believe in a future of “green hydrogen society” that uses hydrogen to fuel transportation, generate electricity and even heat homes. In fact, stored renewable power will be supplied to the Los Angeles basin and other power users throughout California and Utah. Hydrogen appears poised to become an essential part of California’s push to reach 100 percent zero-carbon electricity by 2045.
Advanced Clean Energy Storage
In order to store renewable energy for long periods of time, we created our Advanced Clean Energy Storage project in partnership with Magnum Development in Delta, Utah. This facility is the world’s largest renewable energy storage project, and we believe it demonstrates the path to a decarbonized power grid for the Western United States.
It leverages salt dome technology to develop storage caverns, each capable of storing enough green hydrogen to provide 150 GWh of clean energy. More than 40,000 shipping containers of lithium-ion batteries would be needed to produce an equivalent number of megawatt-hours.
Advanced Clean Energy Storage is a solution critical to achieving the next step in decarbonization. It has the capacity to store months of power generated by excess renewable resources, fundamentally changing the way we store energy.
The World’s Largest Renewable Energy Storage Project
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