About SCS Energy
SCS Energy is a private power plant development company headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts. The company’s mission is to create high-value power generation assets that bring excellent returns to investors while leading the industry in environmental stewardship and climate change mitigation.
For more information, see SCS Energy.
HECA is designed to be one of the world’s first hydrogen-fueled power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS). It will transform solid fossil fuels into clean hydrogen, which will fuel turbine generators, producing clean, low-carbon electricity.
At the same time, the plant will capture 90% of the carbon dioxide produced, selling it to a nearby oil field operator that will use it for enhanced oil recovery.
Under new investor SCS Energy, the plant will be redesigned so that the hydrogen produced can be used either to power an electrical generator or as a feedstock for creation of urea, a valued organic compound.
Location: The HECA project completed its land purchase for the plant site and also received preliminary county approval on its required cancellation of the Williamson Act contract.
Power Plant Siting: HECA has continued to achieve its regulatory milestones in the permitting process with the California Energy Commission (CEC), including issuance of the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) Part 1, completing CEC Data Requests Round 4, and pursuing issuance of PSA Part 2.
Air Quality Permitting: HECA has received a Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for its required air permit. And, HECA has continued to work through federal air quality permit filings with the Environmental Protection Agency.
CO2 Off-take: Oxy of Elk Hills has submitted documentation to the relevant agency for the project’s CO2 to be used for Oxy’s injection into the Elk Hills Reservoir adjacent to the HECA site in Kern County.
Water: HECA has completed negotiations on its water contract with Buena Vista Water District.
Engineering: HECA has continued to progress its technical definitions in its Front End Engineering & Design (FEED) phase.
More information on the HECA project can be found on the website at www.HECA.com
Contact Tiffany Rau, HECA Policy and Communications Manager, for additional information.