HDF Energy, a developer of large-scale green hydrogen infrastructure and manufacturer of high-power fuel cells, has announced the start of development studies for the first green hydrogen power plant in Kenya.
The plant will be located in the coastal region and will be a significant milestone in Kenya’s transition to clean energy.
HDF’s Renewstable® power plants are designed to offer clean baseload power with essential grid stabilizing services, in areas where geothermal or hydropower is not available. The plants harness the sun’s energy through a solar park and/or the wind energy via a wind farm, producing and storing green hydrogen through water electrolysis, and converting it to electricity on-demand, 24 hours a day, using HDF’s proprietary multi-megawatt fuel cells.
The first Renewstable® being developed by HDF in Kenya will see the deployment of 180 MW of solar PV combined with 500 MWh of long-term hydrogen-based storage, for an investment valued around $500 million.
HDF’s technology is ready for deployment and is expected to accelerate Kenya’s envisioned green hydrogen economy upon successful completion of the development phase of the project. The localization of this innovative power plant will also enable the development of local skills to support the emergence of the hydrogen industries in-country.
HDF’s green hydrogen power plant in Kenya has the potential to have a significant impact on the country’s energy landscape. The plant will provide a reliable source of clean baseload power, which can help to reduce Kenya’s reliance on fossil fuels and improve air quality. The plant will also create jobs and boost the local economy.
HDF’s green hydrogen power plant in Kenya is a promising development for the country’s energy sector. The plant has the potential to provide a reliable source of clean baseload power, reduce Kenya’s reliance on fossil fuels, improve air quality, create jobs, and boost the local economy.