The Intermountain Power Project (IPP) regional energy hub in Delta, Utah, operated by the Intermountain Power Agency (IPA), has received two M501JAC advanced-class turbines from Mitsubishi Power Americas, who will provide service and maintenance for the turbines under a 20-year service agreement.
"With the delivery of these two highly flexible gas turbines from Mitsubishi Power Americas, the IPP Renewed project is well on its way to becoming a beacon of innovation, paving the way for a cleaner, dispatchable energy footprint in the region,” said Cameron Cowan, General Manager of IPA.
Predicted to be fully operational by 2025, the turbines will deliver 840 MW of net generation output and are expected to achieve 100% hydrogen-fueled operations by 2045, resulting in dispatchable carbon-free utility-scale power generation and a 75% reduction in IPP’s current carbon emissions.
"As we continue to support our customers with advances in clean energy technology, IPP Renewed is a perfect example of a real, steel-on-the-ground project,” said Bill Newsom, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Power Americas. “The project demonstrates that bringing together the right partners with the right capabilities supports essential renewable energy infrastructures emergence and moves the country further along the path to net-zero emissions.”
In partnership with Magnum Development, Mitsubishi Power Americas is constructing the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project (ACES Delta hub), a utility-scale renewable energy hub, adjacent to IPP. The hub will utilize renewable energy-powered electrolyzers to form green hydrogen, which will be delivered to IPP's turbines through a pipeline. ACES Delta hub will also store the hydrogen in two underground salt caverns, each capable of holding 150,000 MWh of clean energy, equivalent to the holding capacity of 160,000 shipping containers of lithium-ion batteries.