Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of hydrogen solutions, together with Brookfield Renewable Partners LP, plans to build a green hydrogen production plant utilizing 100-per cent renewable energy from Brookfield Renewable Corp.’s Holtwood hydroelectric facility as part of a previously announced partnership. The plant will be located along the Susquehanna River in south-central Pennsylvania.
Green hydrogen from this facility will support the decarbonization of the broader transportation and logistics industries in the northeast and the mid-Atlantic. The plant is expected to be on line by late 2022, with construction slated to begin in the first quarter of 2022. Once operational, the plant is projected to produce approximately 15 metric tonnes of emissions-free liquid hydrogen per day. It is also expected to create more than 25 green energy jobs in Pennsylvania.
Commenting on the development, Andy Marsh, chief executive officer of Plug Power, said, “This is another step in our quest to build the green hydrogen economy in the US and globally thereafter.”
As one of the first industrial-scale green hydrogen facilities in North America, the plant in line with Plug Power’s plan to establish the first North American green hydrogen network and to produce over 500 tons per day of hydrogen by 2025.