EGCO Announces Successful Completion of Hydrogen Blending Commissioning at Linden Cogen Unit 6, USA

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited or EGCO Group (SET: EGCO) has successfully completed the commissioning process of the hydrogen blending initiative at Linden Cogeneration (Linden Cogen) Unit 6 in the USA. This enables the combined combustion of both natural gas and off-gas, including hydrogen generated at the adjacent oil refinery. Through this innovative approach, it is expected to curb CO2 emissions by reducing the quantity of natural gas utilized for power and steam generation.

The implementation of hydrogen blending allows Linden Cogen to obtain refinery off gas containing hydrogen produced by the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery and blending it with natural gas to fuel the Linden Unit 6 gas turbine. The project is enhancing the overall operational efficiency of both refinery and Linden Cogen while reducing overall CO2 emissions by approximately 10% of annual CO2 emissions from the Linden Cogen Unit 6. Notably, this improvement is achieved within the gas turbine’s strict NOx emission requirements, highlighting a commitment to environmental sustainability and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Thepparat Theppitak, EGCO Group’s President, said, “EGCO Group is in the forefront of Thailand’s plans to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean fuel for power generation. We are committed to promoting the adoption of cleaner fuels and the pursuit of excellence in new cutting-edge power generation technologies. This achievement will facilitate the implementation of EGCO Group’s mid-term goal to reduce carbon emission intensity of its power plant portfolio by 10% within 2030. Additionally, it is in line with our business direction “Cleaner, Smarter and Stronger to Drive Sustainable Growth” aiming to promote sustainable growth over the long term and achieve carbon neutral by 2050.”

About Linden Cogen Facility

The Linden Cogen Facility is a 972 MW natural gas-fueled thermal cogeneration plant situated in Linden, New Jersey, USA. It consists of Linden Unit 1-5 (800MW) selling energy, capacity and ancillary services into the New York System Operator (NYISO-Zone J) and Linden Unit 6 (172MW) selling energy and capacity to PJM PS North power market in New Jersey. These are two of the most congested and capacity constrained power markets in the United States. The Facility also enjoys long-term process steam and electricity sales contracts with large investment grade industrial off-takers in the co-located Bayway refinery anchored by Phillips 66. The Facility gets the advantage of fuel supply resulting from its physical location in the city of Linden, New Jersey, and access to abundant sources of natural gas via multiple pipelines. Linden Cogen is owned by JERA Americas (50%), EGCO Group (28%), DBJ (12%), GS-Platform Partners (10%).