Lewis County Energy Coalition Looks to Hydrogen Valleys as Work Ramps Up to Develop Innovation Center

November 11, 2021

The Lewis County Energy Innovation Coalition got a peek across the pond on Tuesday at how some European communities are reorganizing their economies around hydrogen energy, effectively creating “hydrogen valleys” of industries and new jobs.

As the county steps away from coal with the scheduled closure of TransAlta’s power plant in 2025, community leaders have thrown their weight behind the hydrogen hype train, looking at it as an opportunity to spur innovation and attract high-wage jobs. The idea sparked after word came that Chehalis would be home to the state’s first renewable hydrogen refueling station starting late next year.

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