S&P Global Platts – Plan advances to convert Utah coal-fired power plant to run on 100% hydrogen with storage

New York — Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems said Tuesday it was awarded a contract for two natural-gas fired turbines that by 2025 will run on a mixture of 30% hydrogen and 70% gas before systematically increasing to 100% renewable hydrogen by 2045. The turbines will be installed at the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant in Delta, Utah that is being transitioned to gas, then renewable hydrogen with an 840-MW capacity.

The Intermountain Power Agency, a political subdivision of the State of Utah that supplies power to municipally-owned utilities, awarded the contract and will be the owner and operator of the repowered generation facility, according to a statement.

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