Florida Power & Light’s NextGen Hydrogen Hub will feature Cummins PEM Electrolyzers

March 2, 2022
FPL is embarking on the green hydrogen project alongside its massive solar power capacity expansion. The utility is more than halfway toward completing its “30 by 30” goal of installing 30 million solar panels by 2030

Cummins will provide a 25 MW electrolyzer system to Florida Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, for its FPL Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub.

The hub is the first-of-its-kind “green” hydrogen plant in Florida. It will lay the foundation for achieving a 100% carbon-free energy future.

The hub will use solar energy to power the electrolysis process. The green hydrogen produced will be blended with natural gas and this will then be used to power an existing combustion turbine at a co-located FPL Okeechobee Clean Energy Center. The energy generated will be cleaner and supplied to FPL customers across the grid. A total of five Cummins HyLYZER®-1000 PEM electrolyzers will be used in the system.

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Amy Davis, Vice President and President of New Power at Cummins, said, “An electrolyzer installation of this magnitude further solidifies PEM technology as a key to reaching zero emissions in energy-intensive industries. FPL’s commitment to the acceleration of the energy transition and support of future demand for affordable renewables is one we passionately share.”

Cummins has announced numerous partnerships around H2 technologies in the past year. These include collaborations with Enbridge, Sinopec and an I-10 corridor hydrogen project which includes Ameresco, Linde, Citi and Walmart.

FPL is embarking on the green hydrogen project alongside its massive solar power capacity expansion. The utility is more than halfway toward completing its “30 by 30” goal of installing 30 million solar panels by 2030.

Last year, the company also commissioned the world’s largest solar-powered battery located in Manatee County, in addition to closing and dismantling the company’s last coal plant in Florida.