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Hydrogen plant may spur economic development

The board of directors of the Business Development Corporation of Vernon met
on Wednesday, December 20 with all members present for their regular monthly meeting.
Managing Consultant Rick Hardcastle reported that since the announcement of the new $4 billion green hydrogen production
facility, the BDC office has fielded numerous inquiries from industries interested in the area to support and work with Air Products/
AES Corporation. Of those, Hardcastle said, two appeared especially promising for possible future relocation to this area.
The facility is due to begin commercial operations in 2027 and will use wind and solar energy from the surrounding area to generate the necessary power to operate – estimated at 1 gigawatt of power. It is expected to create 115 new jobs and produce 200 metric tons of green hydrogen per day.

For more on the BDC meeting and the proposed plant, see the print and online editions of the Vernon Record.

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