The Western Inter-States Hydrogen Hub (WISHH) coalition released a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) to solicit input from key stakeholders.
The Request for Expression of Interest will allow stakeholders to inform the development of the regional hydrogen hub in the four-state region.
The RFEI provides an avenue for stakeholders such as industry leaders, elected officials, community groups, tribes, and the general public to provide vital input in creating a regional clean hydrogen hub across Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
In addition, the Rocky Mountain Alliance for Next Generation Energy (RANGE) launched a website that provides information about WISHH and its efforts to establish this hydrogen hub across the four-state region.
Early this year, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create the WISHH coalition. WISHH is coordinating and developing an application for the regional clean hydrogen hub funding allocated in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Governor, said, “A regional hydrogen hub requires coordination not only among states but among our valuable stakeholders as well.”
Colorado Governor Jared Polis said, “Colorado is excited to be part of this nation-leading, cutting-edge regional coalition to boost hydrogen power to help us reach our goals to save people money, reduce pollution, and create the good-paying jobs of the future right here.”
Governor Spencer Cox said, “Utah’s pioneering spirit has always served us well, and as we explore new technologies for diversifying our energy sector, like hydrogen, we will ensure our state always has affordable and reliable energy.”
Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon said, “Hydrogen projects will not be developed without major investment and buy-in from private companies.”
Anja Bendel, Program Director for WISHH, said, “Given the high levels of interest in the nation’s rapidly growing hydrogen sector, the Request for Expression of Interest will serve as a critical avenue for stakeholder input to WISHH and RANGE.”