RICHLAND, Wa.—The city of Seattle is planning for a cleaner, greener energy future, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is helping them achieve their energy goals. Two multi-year projects supported by the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy are exploring how sustainably produced hydrogen fuel can help fuel the city’s future.
“PNNL is proud to partner with Seattle City Light and the Port of Seattle to help accelerate their transition to a clean energy future,” said Philip Jensen, PNNL engineer and project manager.
Two studies will assess the issues associated with scaling up hydrogen infrastructure large enough to serve the Port of Seattle’s maritime-related and electrical grid uses. The research is part of Seattle City Light's "Utility Next" portfolio, a collection of 17 prospective projects to enable Seattle’s vision of a clean energy future. Collectively, these projects will transform Seattle City Light's grid, meet future demand, and explore the future of clean energy development of the region.
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