Douglas County PUD moves forward with plans for green hydrogen

Douglas County Public Utility District (Douglas County PUD) is pushing ahead with plans to provide green hydrogen for Washington State at an attractive price as it purchases a PEM electrolyser from Cummins/Hydrogenics.

Believed to be the first megawatt-scale electrolyser in the Northwestern US, the PEM electrolyser is part of the initial 5MW project to be located in an industrial area north of East Wenatchee.

The project is proceeding with a ‘request for qualifications’ from professional engineering firms with experience in the area of hydrogen electrolysers and their facilities, particularly with respect to safety, codes and standards.

The project is a result of the passage of SB 5588 in Washington last year authorising public utility districts to make and sell hydrogen

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