IPP Renewed and Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) plans to use the two M501JAC turbines with a 30 per cent hydrogen fuel blend at start up in 2025 with plans to achieve 100 per cent hydrogen in 2045. It is hoped that the initial blend of natural gas and hydrogen with reduce carbon emissions by over 75 per cent when compared to IPP’s current operations.
The turbines will have a combined capacity of 840 MW. Mitsubishi Power will provide service and maintenance under a 20-year long-term service agreement.
Hydrogen for the turbines will be supplied from Mitsubishi Power and Magnum Development’s planned Advanced Clean Energy Storage project (ACES Delta Hub), located adjacent to IPP. Renewable energy will power electrolysers to produce green hydrogen at the ACES Delta Hub, where it will be stored in two underground salt caverns to hold up to the equivalent of 150 GWh.