United States – Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to investigate possible Power-to-X projects in the United States.
The two businesses are working together to discover methods to combine Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing skills to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities driven by renewable energy.
As part of this arrangement, the parties are looking into a large-scale wind energy, electrolysis, and synthetic gas-via-methanation co-development in western Wyoming, where Williams owns a considerable amount of land and natural gas infrastructure.
Williams’ energy infrastructure network, which handles 30% of natural gas utilized for power generation, heating, and industrial use in the United States, is adaptable to future renewable energy storage and transit. The company’s broad footprint and best-in-class infrastructure experience position it well to promote the future of hydrogen by connecting low-cost production sites for renewable hydrogen and other e-fuels to expanding demand centers.
Ørsted is uniquely positioned to provide the low-cost clean electricity required for the production of renewable hydrogen and its derivatives as a leading developer, builder, and owner-operator of renewable generation and the first developer to operate the full spectrum of new renewable technologies at utility scale in the US.