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Green hydrogen fuel production facility to bring 68 jobs to Genesee County

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 16:24:55-05

GENESEE COUNTY (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday Plug Power will invest $290 million in the construction of a state-of-the-art green hydrogen fuel production facility and electric substation in Genesee County.

The green hydrogen fuel production facility and 450-megawatt electric substation will be constructed at the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) located in the Town of Alabama.

Plug Power will create 68 jobs at the facility, which it says will produce 45 tons of green hydrogen daily. Construction is expected to begin this summer.

"New York State is committed to establishing itself as the leader in the national effort toward a more renewable future focused on green energy excellence, and we're showing that protecting the environment and encouraging economic growth aren't mutually exclusive," Governor Cuomo said. "We are incredibly proud to partner with Plug Power once again and applaud the company's continued investment in the Finger Lakes region and to its commitment to creating top-quality green jobs as we work to foster new investment and job growth during a difficult economic time for many New Yorkers."

The governor's office says the firm's commitment to develop the facility in New York is the result of a comprehensive state and local incentive package from the New York Power Authority, Empire State Development and Genesee County.

Plug Power will also establish a $125 million Innovation Center in Monroe County, creating 377 new jobs.