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GE and Cricket Valley Energy Center (CVEC) announced the companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a green hydrogen technology roadmap and advance a demonstration project to reduce carbon emissions at CVEC’s combined cycle power plant located in Dover Plains, New York. The project is planned to begin in late 2022.
The initial step of the project will demonstrate the feasibility of converting the natural gas-fueled facility to utilize hydrogen, in support of New York State’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which mandates 100% zero-carbon emissions in the electricity sector by 2040.
The project will be conducted on one of three GE 7F.05 gas turbines currently operating at CVEC by introducing 5% hydrogen blended with natural gas for several weeks. The H2 Roadmap will serve as a research and development plan for technical changes necessary to increase the percentages of hydrogen utilization at the plant as it becomes more readily available, while adhering to applicable operational guidelines.