NCPA clean hydrogen facility one step closer to realisation


The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) has completed a study to mark the initial development of a clean hydrogen production and storage facility that hopes to produce 24 tonnes of hydrogen per day.

NCPA is looking to develop the Lodi Hydrogen Centre at the site of the joint power agency’s existing 300MW combined-cycle, natural gas-fired Lodi Energy Centre.

It is hoped that hydrogen produced at the facility would primarily be used to supply the natural gas-fired Lodi Energy Centre with fuel that would be 45% hydrogen.

According to NCPA’s technology partner, Siemens Energy, the plant is on track to operate on 100% hydrogen as early as 2028.

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