Long Ridge intends to begin providing carbon-free power to customers by blending hydrogen in the gas stream and transitioning the plant to run on hydrogen over time.
In April 2022, Long Ridge Energy Terminal and GE announced a successful first step to transition Long Ridge’s power plant toward carbon-free hydrogen. Following the start of commercial operation achieved in October 2021, the plant conducted a successful demonstration using a hydrogen-blended fuel in GE’s HA gas turbine, making Long Ridge the first purpose-built hydrogen-burning power plant in the United States and the first worldwide to blend hydrogen in a GE H-class gas turbine.
The plant utilizes a GE 7HA.02 combustion turbine, which can burn between 15-20% hydrogen by volume in the gas stream initially, with the capability to transition to 100% hydrogen over time.
“This is a profound achievement for Long Ridge Energy Terminal, GE, and the entire power generation industry. Our Hannibal power plant is the first GE H-class plant worldwide in commercial operation to blend hydrogen successfully and we will continue to work with GE and the Long Ridge teams to lead the deployment of utility-scale hydrogen solutions and sustainable energy storage,” said Bo Wholey, President of Long Ridge Energy Terminal.
We are thrilled to work with the Long Ridge teams on this first-of-its kind GE HA-powered project that will drive a cleaner energy future by utilizing hydrogen to ultimately produce carbon-free power. As one of the leaders in decarbonization in the gas turbine industry and the OEM with the most fleet experience in using alternative low heating value fuels including hydrogen, we look forward to applying more than 80 years of experience to help Long Ridge Energy Terminal achieve its goal of providing reliable, affordable, and lower-carbon power to its customers.”
CEO, GE Gas Power