Hydrogen Production Cost Analysis
This interactive map displays the results of a 2011 NREL analysis on the cost of hydrogen from electrolysis at potential sites across the United States.
NREL analyzed the cost of hydrogen production via wind-based water electrolysis at 42 potential sites in 11 states across the nation. This analysis included centralized plants producing the Department of Energy (DOE) target of 50,000 kg of hydrogen per day, using both wind and grid electricity. The use of wind and grid electricity can be balanced either by power or cost, including or excluding the purchase of peak summer electricity. Current wind incentives—such as the Production Tax Credit (PTC), Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and Treasury Grant—can reduce hydrogen costs approximately $1/kg and are crucial to meeting DOE cost targets.
Use this interactive tool to explore the results of NREL's analysis. Select the analysis options you wish to see and then click on the results in the map to learn more about the economics of producing hydrogen from wind power. For more information, refer to the U.S. Geographic Analysis of the Cost of Hydrogen from Electrolysis paper or the Wind-to-Hydrogen Cost Modeling and Project Findings webinar.
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