Wyoming Clean Power Center (WCPC)

An energy hub that will include new wind power, new transmission and new electrolysis facility. Site includes existing water, rail, interstate highways, major natural gas infrastructure.

Wyoming Clean Power Center (WCPC)
LEAD DEVELOPER

The Anschutz Corporation

PROJECT PARTNERS

None

MAIN POLITICAL SPONSORS

We are coordinating with the State of Wyoming but they are not an official sponsor

MAIN LOCATION

United States

OTHER LOCATIONS

No

Project details

H2 PRODUCTION VOLUME

[T/day]:

160.00

INVESTMENT VOLUME

N.A.

FUNDING
VALUE CHAIN COVERAGE

PRIMARY ENERGY SOURCING

  • Electricity from onshore wind

H2 PRODUCTION

  • Water electrolysis with PEM electrolyser

H2 STORAGE

  • Cavern - Compressed H2

H2 TRANSPORT

  • Pipeline - Compressed H2
  • Other

H2 DISTRIBUTION FOR MOBILITY

END USES

MOBILITY

ENERGY

  • Hydrogen supply to gas-fired power plants

INDUSTRIAL FEEDSTOCK

  • Supply to refineries
  • Supply to other industries

Project timeline

CURRENT STATUS:

Concrete project plan agreed by main stakeholders

2014

Start of project development

Project finalization

2035


KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PHASE

  • Business model/business case development

    Building a reliable, scalable financial model for the project

  • Technological readiness/technological performance (e.g. availability, efficiency, duration/lifetime)

    A key success factor is the availability of electrolyzers at the scale and price point required to commence construction of the project.

  • Regulatory provisions

    The absence of any tax incentives like those applied to other segments of the energy industry. A federal bill for such an incentive has been introduced.

COMMERCIAL AND FINANCING PHASE

  • Putting a de-risking framework in place

    Not prepared to offer definitive commercial terms yet.

  • Securing customer commitments to de-risk the financial model

    Not prepared to offer firm pricing at this time.

N.A.: Not available. This is possible due to two reasons: a) the Hydrogen Valley chose to not publicly display the data or b) the Hydrogen Valley did not answer the specific question in the associated survey.