Joining the effort to use fully electric green ammonia
September 4, 2019
I am pleased to announce that Tri-State is the newest member of the Ammonia Energy Association. We are also the first electric utility to join this association. The Ammonia Energy Association (formerly known as the NH3 Fuel Association) serves as an industry association that promotes the adoption and use of ammonia in a sustainable energy economy, and is the leading organization for this technology, convening the world’s top experts in this field.
We believe that fully electric green ammonia production might be integrated into the power system as a way to help balance the variability of wind and solar resources while producing a zero carbon fuel. Green ammonia can be an important energy carrier for meeting economy-wide de-carbonization goals cost effectively in the rural and agricultural communities we serve.
We are dedicated to helping our communities navigate their pathways to lower emissions, while maintaining their competitive positions in the world. Our membership in the association allows us to partner with others to advance technology that can help provide our member systems with reliable, affordable and responsible energy.
Examples of the exciting work occurring now are studying ammonia as a carrier to deliver hydrogen to the rapidly growing fuel cell vehicle fleet, and shipping companies looking at it as a “drop in” fuel to replace fossil fuels in marine engines.
We look forward to working with the Ammonia Energy Association to accelerate the advancement of this important technology.