U.S. Power Giant Joins Push to Replace Natural Gas With Hydrogen

Sept. 23, 2020, 2:00 PM

Utility giant Entergy Corp. is taking steps to throttle back its reliance on natural gas by investing in hydrogen production.

The New Orleans-based company partnered with Mitsubishi Power, one of the world’s biggest makers of gas-fired turbines, to develop decarbonization projects at its utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, according to a statement.

The projects include gas turbines that can transition to running on 100% hydrogen, electrolysis facilities that can produce hydrogen using emissions-free nuclear power and utility-scale battery storage.

While the companies didn’t lay out a timeline or the size of the investments, the move underscores hydrogen’s...

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