Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that Plug Power has begun construction on a US$ 290 million electricity substation and green hydrogen fuel production in Genesee County, New York, US.
Plug Power is also funding the construction of a 450 MW electricity substation to support its hydrogen projection facility and future growth opportunities at STAMP. The plant will produce 45 tonnes/day of green liquid hydrogen servicing the Northeast region.
The Power Authority supports the Plug Power project providing a 10 MW allocation of low-cost hydropower from the Niagara Power Project and a $1.5 million from the Western New York Power Proceeds program. It will also provide 143 MW of High-Load Factor power that NYPA will procure for Plug Power on the energy market. Empire State Development supports the project with about $2 million in Excelsior Tax Credits in exchange for job creation commitments, and Genesee County is also assisting.
Governor Hochul said, “Plug Power’s new facility will be the largest plant in North America producing green hydrogen, advancing our ambitious green energy goals as we work toward a cleaner future.”
Andy Marsh, Plug Power CEO, commented, “US 2025, our cross-continental green hydrogen network will supply 500 tons per day and 1,000 tons per day globally by 2028. We thank our elected officials and partners for their leadership.”
Meanwhile, Linde has announced today (21st October) to have started a new world-scale hydrogen production facility in Texas, US. The new plant brings Linde’s total US Gulf Coast hydrogen capacity to around 1.5 billion cubic feet/day. Linde’s new plant has started supplying high-purity hydrogen to the Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery in Old Ocean, Texas, under a long-term supply agreement. The new facility is located on Linde’s around 600 km US Gulf Coast hydrogen pipeline, which runs from Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Freeport, Texas, and has now been extended to connect with the Sweeny Refinery. In addition to supplying Phillips 66, the new facility will meet the growing demand for hydrogen from other customers in the region.