Orsted and Williams today (22nd September) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly explore the potential of developing Power-to-X (P2X/PtX) projects in the US.
Both partners agreed on identifying ways to leverage Orsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by renewable energy.
The parties will also explore large-scale wind energy, electrolysis, and synthetic gas-via-methanation co-development in western Wyoming, where Williams owns a significant land area and natural gas infrastructure.
The access to large-scale gas transportation networks and infrastructure will expand the company scope of energy solutions and further supports its decarbonisation efforts.
Williams’ energy infrastructure network handles 30% of the US’s natural gas used for power generation, heating, and industrial use and is adaptable to future renewable energy storage and transport. It is committed to achieving a 56% absolute reduction in company-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and aiming to achieve net-zero by 2050.
Previously, Williams signed an MoU with Microsoft to explore lower carbon opportunities, focusing on developing a hydrogen economy, renewable natural gas products, carbon capture utilisation and storage, and energy storage solutions.