Mitsubishi Power and Entergy have signed a joint development agreement to bring decarbonisation projects to Entergy’s US utility businesses.

The agreement will cover businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, including a separate jurisdiction of New Orleans, Mississippi and Texas.

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Additionally, the companies aim to work together to develop technology solutions to minimise Entergy’s carbon emissions from electric power generation.

The companies will focus on the development of hydrogen-capable gas turbine combined-cycle facilities, as well as green hydrogen production, storage, and transportation facilities.

Additionally, they will aim to create nuclear-supplied electrolysis facilities with energy storage, and develop utility-scale battery storage systems.

Entergy executive vice-president and chief operating officer Paul Hinnenkamp said: “For two decades, sustainability has been a priority for Entergy. We have pledged to conduct our business in a manner that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable that will benefit all our stakeholders.

“New technologies and innovative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change present opportunities for us to significantly decrease carbon emissions from our generation portfolio while maintaining low rates.

“We are pleased to welcome Mitsubishi Power as a collaborative partner in developing strategies to integrate these new technologies and solutions that support us in achieving our environmental and customer commitments.”

Mitsubishi Power Americas president and CEO Paul Browning said: “In recent years we have supported Entergy on three large power projects that the utility executed on schedule and on budget, as part of a multi-year project to modernize the power generation fleet and voluntarily reduce carbon emissions.

“Now, we’re proud to work with Entergy on the next phase of decarbonization. At Mitsubishi Power, our mission is to provide power generation and storage solutions to our customers that enable them to affordably and reliably combat climate change and advance human prosperity.”