Nel to supply electrolyser for a US nuclear power plant

NEL will deliver an electrolyser that would be the first PEM electrolyser at a nuclear power generating plant in the US.

Nel Hydrogen US, a subsidiary of Nel Asa, has received a contract for a 1.25 MW containerised PEM electrolyser for installation at a nuclear power plant in the US.

The US$ 2.6 million order is placed by a leading utility in the US which will be delivered in 2020. The MC250 electrolyser will be installed at the nuclear power plant for self-supply of hydrogen to meet their turbine cooling and chemistry control requirements.

A primary project outcome includes the successful operation and control of what will be the first PEM electrolyser at a nuclear generating plant in the US configured for dynamic dispatch.

The project will demonstrate the economic feasibility of hydrogen production at nuclear sites and provide a blueprint for large scale carbon-free hydrogen export in support of DOE’s H2@Scale program objectives.

Stephen Szymanski, VP Sales and Marketing at Nel Hydrogen US, said, “This project represents an important first step toward developing a regional supply of zero-carbon hydrogen while supporting clean baseload electricity resources on the grid.”

The project is funded by the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office through the H2@Scale Program, a US Department of Energy (DoE) initiative. The programme brings together stakeholders to advance affordable hydrogen production, transport, storage, and utilisation to enable decarbonisation and revenue opportunities.

Last month Nel Asa joined the consortium agreement for the PosHYdon project, which aims to validate the integration of offshore wind, natural gas, and hydrogen offshore the Netherlands. Nel will supply an MW-scale PEM electrolyser for the project.

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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