Save the entire planet and power a greener, healthier world for all.
We will implement small modular reactors to generate always-on electricity and produce hydrogen
An SMR can circulate helium gas, molten salt or liquid metal. The resulting intense heat transfers fluids, then boils water into steam, which propels a turbine to produce always-on, zero-carbon electricity. Surplus electricity can be sold to local power companies or stored as heat to be used at times of peak power demand. And the process is powered by walk-away safe, carbon-free nuclear fuel solutions. With the simple turn of a switch, an SMR can also employ electrolyzers that split individual water molecules and generate carbon-free hydrogen. The hydrogen can be stored and used on-site, stored off-site, or sold and transferred using existing natural gas lines, rail, surface and sea transportation.Read More
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are one of the latest nuclear energy technology innovations. SMRs are a fraction of the size of a typical nuclear power plant, feature simplified, compact designs that are cost-effective and incredibly safe. Their modularity minimizes the use of electrical parts and uses passive cooling features to safely shutdown without pumps or operator intervention. In short, walk-away safe. The Energy Information Administration projects that by the year 2040, electricity demand in the U.S. will increase by 28%. SMRs can help meet the nation’s growing energy demands while providing reliable, affordable low-carbon power. As green energy demands continue to grow, the Department of Energys is committed to providing licensing and technical support for the deployment of SMR designs as well as R&D efforts for advanced SMR technologies.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy energy.gov
We will create the world’s first carbon-free data center.
GEP is Virginia-based, where over 70% of the world’s internet traffic goes through Loudoun County. We will build a 1-gigawatt Green Data Center campus in the State to meet exponentially growing demand powered by nuclear power on-site with natural gas and hydrogen-blend generators initially, then converting to 100% hydrogen in the next 3-5 years. We will build out the first data center site that uses 100% green energy.Read More
Green Data Centers are an important part of our plan to help meet a zero carbon future for Virginia and our country. Data centers operating in Virginia, or MAE-East, benefit from densely packed fiber backbones and a massive network of data centers that currently move an estimated 70% of the world’s internet traffic daily. The industry uses well over 12% of Dominion Energy Virginia’s total electricity supply, more than any other business category, and is growing exponentially. Electric cooperatives supply even more, pushing that proportion closer to 20% of Virginia’s energy availability. Industry sources put Virginia’s total data center load at 1,688 megawatts as of 2021 — equivalent to about 1.6 million homes. Virginia will benefit immensely from the creation of the first Green Data Center at our Surry County location by adding more data storage capacity, creating jobs and creating the first model of a green energy data center hub and backup power system in our nation and world.
Source: virginiamercury.com and vedp.org
WE WILL CREATE A HYDROGEN HUB THAT PRODUCES
THE GREENEST FUEL ON THE PLANET.
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and is the gold standard for powering a net zero world. It was recently used to send man into space. But we want to see it transport all mankind to a greener, healthier future right here on earth. We will build a Green facility that will transition from hydrogen production, using greenhouse gas-emitting natural gas as a feedstock, to carbon-free hydrogen with the use of SMRs in the future.Read More
Our Hydrogen Hub will produce clean, flexible energy. Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element known. It is an energy carrier, not an energy source and can deliver or store energy. It has a very high energy content and can be used in fuel cells to generate electricity or power and heat. Hydrogen can be produced using diverse, domestic resources, including SMRs. Using electrolyzers, water is heated to a high temperature causing it to split into hydrogen and oxygen with lower electricity input than low temperature processes. Even seawater or effluent can be used for this process. Petroleum refining and fertilizer production are the largest uses of hydrogen today, while transportation and utilities are emerging markets that we will embrace. Our Hydrogen Hub will have diverse applications, including backup power for our Green Energy Center; systems for storing and enabling renewable energy; clean generator power; auxiliary power for aircraft, rail, and ships; and passenger and freight vehicles, including cars, trucks, and buses.
Source: U.S. Department of Energy energy.gov