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HDR Selected to Lead Environmental Review for Green Hydrogen Energy in Washington

OLYMPIA, WA — HDR has been selected to support the Washington State Department of Ecology in developing a programmatic environmental impact statement, or PEIS, to prepare for development of green hydrogen energy projects in the state. The PEIS will help evaluate potential significant environmental impacts and assess which areas of the state are suitable for green hydrogen energy, considering the types of hydrogen projects that could be built.

“This is an enormous opportunity for Washington to become a global leader in green hydrogen development,” said Rona Spellecacy, Environmental Director for HDR’s power sector. “Our team of industry leaders is thrilled to work alongside the Washington State Department of Ecology to understand the geographies and technologies that could be used to add green hydrogen energy capacity to the state’s power system, and to assess how implementation could impact the state’s natural and built environments.”

HDR is also providing technical expertise to the state department in the related preparation of communications, meeting facilitation and logistical and project management support. To help define project types and geographic areas in the PEIS, HDR is providing information on existing and future transmission and transportation corridors. In this effort, the firm is also using information from hydrogen facilities in the U.S. and abroad, including hydrogen transportation, safety requirements and regulatory standards.

Slated for completion in June 2025, the PEIS will help local governments and state agencies conduct environmental reviews, make permitting decisions, and support the public and tribes in assessing green hydrogen proposals.

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