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Siemens Energy and Intermountain Power Agency Drive Transition to Sustainable Energy Through Study of Hydrogen Energy Storage

Siemens Energy reported today that it has collaborated with Intermountain Power Agency to play out an applied plan study on incorporating a hydrogen energy stockpiling framework into a high level class consolidated cycle power plant. The venture has been granted a $200,000 award from the U.S. Branch of Energy, one of four subsidizing grants got by Siemens Energy in late 2020 to propel hydrogen applications in the U.S. power age area.

The study is set to start in March at the 840-MW Intermountain Generating Station in Delta, Utah. The objective of this study is to break down the general proficiency and dependability of without co2 power supply including enormous scope creation and capacity of hydrogen. Furthermore, the study will break down parts of incorporating the framework into a current power plant and transmission network, like the association with subsystems, measuring and expenses.

“The study will be designed around Siemens Energy’s Silyzer technology, which uses electrolysis to generate hydrogen. The scope of our research will include hydrogen compression, storage and intelligent plant controls,” said Tim Holt, executive board member at Siemens Energy. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Intermountain Power Agency on integrating the cost-efficient use of CO2-free hydrogen in a power plant on a large scale basis. The outcomes will benefit customers, advance the knowledge about using hydrogen in the US power sector, and ultimately put us one step closer to decarbonizing electricity production.”

The Intermountain Generating Station is progressing from coal to gaseous petrol, with plans to coordinate 30% hydrogen fuel at fire up in 2025 and 100% hydrogen by 2045. The task is to give 840 MW of power to clients in Utah and Southern California.

“By switching from coal to a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen we can reduce carbon emissions by more than 75%,” said Dan Eldredge, general manager of Intermountain Power Agency. “We are committed to being a leader in the transition to a clean energy future while taking advantage of the significant energy infrastructure already in place at the Intermountain Power Project. This study will help pave the way for the successful transition to net-zero carbon power generation.”

About Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. The portfolio includes conventional and renewable energy technology, such as gas and steam turbines, hybrid power plants operated with hydrogen, and power generators and transformers. More than 50 percent of the portfolio has already been decarbonized. A majority stake in the listed company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) makes Siemens Energy a global market leader for renewable energies. An estimated one-sixth of the electricity generated worldwide is based on technologies from Siemens Energy.

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