Two of Mitsubishi Power’s M501JAC gas turbines have been delivered to the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) Renewed site in Delta, Utah, the company said.
The IPP Renewed Project includes an 840 MW facility that would replace coal-fired power at the site. The CCGT plant is intended to be powered by 30 percent hydrogen at start-up in 2025, with a goal to be eventually be fueled by 100 percent hydrogen by 2045.
The facility will be owned by Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) and operated by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). It will provide the power to the IPA subscribers it serves, including Los Angeles and municipalities in other parts of California and Utah.
The power plant is connected to the Los Angeles power grid by an existing high voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line, which will be modernized as part of the project.
Hydrogen will be produced and stored adjacent to the plant at the Advanced Clean Energy Storage Hub being developed by Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development. The ACES Delta hub will use electrolyzers to produce hydrogen, which will be stored in two underground salt caverns, each the size of the Empire State Building capable of holding 150,000 MWh of energy.
The two M501JAC gas turbines delivered this month were manufactured at Mitsubishi Power’s facility in Takasago, Japan and are awaiting installation and on-site testing.
Mitsubishi Power will provide service and maintenance for the gas turbines under a 20-year long-term service agreement. TIC – The Industrial Company, a subsidiary of Kiewit, is the EPC contractor for the project.
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