US DOE announces $10.5bn for hydrogen hubs, microgrids and battery storage

October 20, 2023

The US Department of Energy has confirmed the allocation of $10.5 billion in funding for green hydrogen hubs, battery storage, grid infrastructure and local microgrids.

A total of $7 billion has been earmarked for the launch of seven Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs (H2Hubs) across the nation and the acceleration of the commercial-scale deployment of low-cost, clean hydrogen.

Meanwhile, $3.46 billion has been allocated to a total of 58 projects across 44 states to strengthen electric grid resilience and reliability, as well as build microgrids and battery storage facilities.

The hydrogen hubs will be built in a number of locations including California, Appalachia and Texas. Other hubs will serve states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington.

Among the other projects being financed with the newly announced funding are battery storage facilities in Georgia, as well as microgrids in Louisiana and Michigan.

In addition, several projects aimed at expanding transmission across multiple states will also be funded. Examples include a Joint Targeted Interconnection Queue Transmission Study Process and Portfolio (JTIQ) (covering Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, and South Dakota).

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