Mitsubishi Power and Puget Sound Energy collaborate on hydrogen project

Mitsubishi Power believes that achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045 requires renewable energy storage projects to be deployed over the next ten years.

Puget Sound Energy (PSE), a US energy company, will collaborate on project development and technology solutions with Mitsubishi Power Americas to become a “Beyond Net Zero Carbon” energy company by 2045.

The agreement is intended to implement a large scale, carbon-free renewable generation and storage into PSE’s service territory. The focus would be to build green hydrogen production, storage and transportation facilities. Furthermore, it would also build utility-scale battery storage systems and developing hydrogen gas turbine combined cycle facilities. The collaboration will also extend to pursue cross-sector decarbonisation opportunities across the region in multiple end-users such as refineries and transportation.

Further to the agreement, Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development also agreed to develop green hydrogen storage assets in PSE’s site.

Paul Browning, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas, said, “It is our firm belief that to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, we need to develop and deploy renewable energy storage projects of all durations in the decade of the 2020s. This means lithium-ion battery storage for short-duration storage and green hydrogen for long-duration storage.”

Mary Kipp, President and CEO of PSE, said, “Our aspirational ‘Beyond Net Zero Carbon’ goal is built on the idea that we cannot get there alone.”

Puget Sound Energy is an energy utility based in Washington, supplying electrical power and natural gas to the Puget Sound region. In January 2021, it sets its “Beyond Net Zero Carbon” goal to cut its own carbon emissions to net-zero as well as helping other sectors in carbon reduction across the state of Washington.

Mitsubishi Power is a leading provider of hydrogen-enabled gas turbines and storage solutions. Its Hydaptive™ package optimises integration across renewables, energy storage, and hydrogen-enabled gas turbine power plants.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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