Plug Power to install 120 MW PEM electrolyser in NY, the largest in the region

Plug Power Inc. is going to build a 120 MW PEM electrolyser powered by clean hydropower to produce 45 tonnes/day green hydrogen. The plant will be the largest green hydrogen production facility in North America and will be constructed in New York, US.

This $290 million investment in green hydrogen production will help in decarbonising freight-transportation and logistics. Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power, said, “Plug Power’s future rightfully revolves around building the green hydrogen economy.”

Besides the hydrogen plant, it will also build a 450 MW electric substation located in the New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP), serving the entire site. STAMP is a 1,250-acre mega site located at the centre of upstate New York’s largest population, research, and workforce training hubs. This mega-site is strategically located in the New York Power Authority (NYPA) low-cost hydropower zone. The plant will be serviced by high-capacity, 100% renewable, reliable and local power sources.

This project will also join the company existing project pipeline. Plug Power has recently announced its plan to produce green hydrogen up to 500 tonnes/day by 2025 and 1,000 tonnes/ day by 2028.

The news came the same day when Plug Power announced the completion of the $1.6 billion capital investment partnership with SK Group, one of the leading South Korean business groups. Both partners want to accelerate hydrogen as an alternative energy source in Asian markets.

Jay Faris

Jay is the special correspondent covering the hydrogen market for H2 Bulletin. Click on the email icon to send me an email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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