July 8, 2021 – Sargent & Lundy is participating in a first-of-its-kind demonstration project to investigate the potential of substituting renewable hydrogen for a portion of the natural gas used to generate power at the New York Power Authority’s Brentwood Power Station on Long Island. The firm will act as the engineer of record for the project and provide overall engineering and safety reviews.
The demonstration project will evaluate green hydrogen’s potential role in displacing fossil fuels from power generation and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Other partners collaborating on the project include EPRI, GE, Airgas (an Air Liquide company), and Fresh Meadow Power.
The project team, led by NYPA, will evaluate different concentrations of hydrogen blended with natural gas at regular intervals. They will then assess the blend’s effect on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its overall system and environmental impacts, including nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
Sargent & Lundy Senior Vice President Paul Eiden emphasized the firm’s support in the industry’s transition to hydrogen, stating that hydrogen-based fuels will allow existing stations to return to the forefront in the industry while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.