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Xcel Energy pioneering bridge between nuclear and the hydrogen economy

Xcel Energy writes in Power about their latest efforts to pioneer the bridge between the nuclear and hydrogen economy.

The C3 Take
  • In 2018 Xcel Energy became the first major utility to announce goals to reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2030 and reach 100% carbon-free electricity by mid century.
  • Xcel, in partnership with the Department of Energy, is looking to use its nuclear fleet to produce clean hydrogen fuel through electrolysis.
  • Xcel is planning to begin this project in 2023 or 2024.
  • Xcel’s efforts show that the private sector is best equipped to lead the way to a cleaner energy future.

“A new frontier for nuclear energy in the United States is under exploration, and Xcel Energy is at the forefront with a project to produce hydrogen, most likely at its Prairie Island plant near Red Wing, Minnesota.”

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