Creating the Hydrogen Future Today
Series: Pushing the Power Generation Envelope
The carbon intensity of the U.S. power grid has been falling for the past two decades, largely due to the retirement of coal-fired power generation with a combination of natural gas and renewable power. Power producers who have already retired their coal are asking the question – what comes next? Gain insight into the technology being supplied by Mitsubishi Power to convert a coal-fired plant into a hydrogen-fueled combined-cycle facility, enabling the owner to deliver environmentally responsible energy to customers. Equipment includes two single-shaft combined-cycle power trains designed to run on a mixture of 30% hydrogen and 70% natural gas upon commercial operation by 2025, increasing to 100% hydrogen no later than 2045 for carbon-free utility-scale power generation.