Mitsubishi Power Americas has delivered the first shipment of equipment for its Hydaptive integrated hydrogen production plant as part of the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub (ACES Delta Hub) in Delta, Utah. The ACES Delta Hub is a joint project of Mitsubishi Power Americas and Chevron U.S.A.’s New Energies Company designed to produce, store, and deliver green hydrogen to the western U.S.
Hydaptive will use renewable energy to produce green hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen through electrolysis.
The delivery is coordinated with the onsite construction schedule to optimize the overall project timeline. The system at ACES Delta Hub will nearly double the annual production levels of clean hydrogen worldwide once completed.
Initially, the hub is expected to convert 220 MW of renewable energy into about 100 tons per day of green hydrogen to be stored in two salt caverns with a storage capacity of more than 300 GWh of dispatchable clean energy. These salt caverns are located within the only geologic salt dome formation in the western U.S.
A pipeline from the ACES Delta Hub will supply hydrogen to the adjacent Intermountain Power Agency’s IPP Renewed power plant project using two advanced-class Mitsubishi Power J-series gas turbines to achieve renewable energy storage.
The turbines, with a capacity of 840 MW of electricity generation, will use up to 30% hydrogen blended with natural gas at start-up to transition up to 100% hydrogen by 2045 or sooner for carbon-free utility-scale power generation.
“The integrated Hydaptive technologies will empower our customers to produce cost-effective hydrogen at scale and facilitate the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future,” said Kent Rockaway, Vice President of Hydrogen Production at Mitsubishi Power Americas.