Port of Grays Harbor Approves Invenergy Lease Option

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The Port of Grays Harbor on Dec. 14 announced that its commissioners have agreed to an Option to Lease contract with private sustainable energy solutions firm Invenergy for acreage and a warehouse in Satsop West Park.

The option allows Invenergy to evaluate the area as a possible site for a new facility that could generate as much as 45 tons a day of carbon-free green hydrogen using electrolysis. 

If the project advances, the facility could be in service as early as 2026, according to the port.

“We are extremely excited that Satsop’s infrastructure could play a role in Grays Harbor’s first green hydrogen facility,” Port Commissioner Phil Papac said. “We look forward to working with Invenergy in this important process as they assess the possibility of a new clean energy solution in our region.”

The area’s strong regional workforce, strategic location, and infrastructure assets were all reasons to explore green hydrogen production at the Satsop Business Park, Invenergy Director of Hydrogen Project Development Jon Horek said.

Satsop Business Park is an 1,800-acre mixed-use business and industrial park about 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 Corridor and less than two hours away from Seattle and Portland.

By Karen Robes Meeks