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Entergy Texas and ENGIE partner to explore sustainable power solutions

By District Energy posted 07-10-2023 12:43


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Entergy Texas and ENGIE North America (ENGIE) recently executed a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively toward the exploration of mutually beneficial sustainability solutions. 

ENGIE is currently developing a 350 MW industrial-scale green hydrogen plant in Entergy Texas’ service area with an estimated commercial operation date by 2026.  This first phase of the proposed project requires an investment of over $500 million and will generate up to 500 jobs during construction and as many as 40 full time positions. Subsequent phases of the proposed hydrogen project could grow this Renewable Hydrogen project to 1 GW by 2030.

“We are proud to partner with industry leaders like ENGIE to support the needs of our customers and communities,” said Eliecer Viamontes, president and CEO of Entergy Texas. “Southeast Texas has the infrastructure and workforce to play an essential role in the growing low-to-zero carbon hydrogen industry, and our collaboration with ENGIE will lead the way for significant advancements.”

Entergy Texas operates in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator energy market and has reliably served customers in Southeast Texas for decades. The company plans to invest over $2.5 billion by the end of 2024 to build a more resilient and sustainable energy future for the region.

“High-energy, low-emission, locally produced hydrogen could be the next game-changing energy resource for Texas,” said Eric De Caluwe, Managing Director of Flexible Generation & Hydrogen at ENGIE North America. “With Houston being home to our North American headquarters for the last 40 years and Texas continuing to be a key market of investment and advancement of new projects and technologies, we look forward to working with Entergy Texas to serve the changing needs of industrial and heavy transport customers here as they seek cleaner forms of energy to fuel their operations and processes.”

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