Apex Clean Energy and Plug Power partner on largest green hydrogen power purchase agreement in the US
Apex Clean Energy, one of the nation’s largest independent clean energy companies, and Plug Power announced a 345 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) and a development services agreement for a green hydrogen production facility.
The power purchased through the PPA will directly supply a new hydrogen production plant with 100% renewable power. The hydrogen plant, which is being co-developed by Apex and Plug Power, will be the first and largest wind-supplied hydrogen project in the United States and the largest onshore wind-powered project across the globe.
Once operational, the plant is anticipated to produce more than 30 metric tons per day of clean liquid hydrogen, enough to fuel the equivalent of more than 2,000 light commercial vehicles or more than 1,000 heavy duty class 8 trucks.
The partnership, which follows the September 2020 announcement of the companies’ collaboration agreement, marks Apex’s largest PPA to date and will help realize the potential of green hydrogen in North America to advance the decarbonization of the transportation and industrial sectors.