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Florida Power & Light Company Announces Completion of Clean Hydrogen Hub

By February 15, 2024 3   min read  (448 words)

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Florida Power & Light Company announces completion of clean hydrogen hub

  • The FPL Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub is the first clean hydrogen plant of its kind in the Sunshine State.
  • This pilot project draws from local solar power to produce clean hydrogen.
  • Blending 5% hydrogen with natural gas will allow the company to learn more about clean hydrogen and explore ways to provide low-cost, clean energy to FPL’s customers.

The topline: Florida Power & Light Company announced it completed its pilot clean hydrogen facility located in Okeechobee County, Fla.

Why it matters: The Cavendish NextGen Hydrogen Hub is an important pilot project that will allow FPL to learn more about clean fuels and their potential benefits to customers.

A word from FPL President and CEO Armando Pimentel: “Today marks another important step forward as we further our commitment to fostering a clean and cost-effective energy future that benefits our customers and Florida.”

The details: The hydrogen hub draws solar power from a nearby FPL site. A portion of clean energy flows directly to the energy grid, while the rest powers hydrogen production equipment called electrolyzers. The hydrogen is then compressed, stored and blended with natural gas. For this project, a 5% blend of hydrogen will be tested in one of the three natural gas combustion turbines on site.

Florida Power & Light Company

As America’s largest electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company serves more customers and sells more power than any other utility, providing clean, affordable, reliable electricity to approximately 5.9 million accounts, or more than 12 million people. FPL operates one of the most fuel efficient and cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and in 2022 won the ReliabilityOne® National Reliability Award for the seventh time in the last eight years. The company was also recognized by Escalent in 2022 as one of the most trusted U.S. electric utilities for the ninth consecutive year. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Florida-based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE), a clean energy company widely recognized for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry in Fortune’s 2023 list of “World’s Most Admired Companies” and recognized on Fortune’s 2021 list of companies that “Change the World.” NextEra Energy is also the parent company of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.comwww.FPL.comwww.NextEraEnergyResources.com.

 

 

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