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Alstom Officially Joins Northeast Hydrogen Hub Consortium

The North Country Chamber of Commerce and NAmTrans are pleased to announce that Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has officially joined the New York-led, multi-state consortium for the Northeast to become one of at least four regional clean energy hydrogen hubs.

Planning for Alstom to join the consortium began following two (2) key visits organized by the North Country Chamber - one in August from eight members of New York State Governor Kathy Hochul’s top staff responsible for Energy, Transportation, the Environment, and Economic Development; and the other by NYSERDA President and CEO, Doreen Harris, and her team in October 2022.

"As we see all of the emerging opportunities for our region's green transportation equipment producers, it is exciting that Alstom is playing a global role in the development of hydrogen powered trains," says Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber of Commerce. "We've been pleased in the past year to facilitate visits and conversations between Alstom, Governor Hochul's office and NYSERDA, leading to the company's inclusion in the Hydrogen Hub initiative. This puts Alstom and our region into an historic conversation that has great potential for the future. We thank Alstom and our state partners for this development. Onward and upward!"

With the official signing of the MOU, Alstom has now joined a coalition of more than seven states and over 100 clean hydrogen ecosystem partners that are laying the groundwork for a proposal to the United States Department of Energy for up to $8 billion in funding. Alstom and other consortium partners have committed to collaborating with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York Power Authority (NYPA), and Empire State Development (ESD) to propose and advance clean energy hydrogen projects. This is a significant milestone because if the hydrogen hub were to be selected and funded, it would create the potential for a hydrogen train, produced in New York State, to one day service the Northeast Corridor.

“We would like to thank the North County Chamber for its strong leadership and vision in growing the North County economy and say we look forward to active engagement in the NE H2 Hub, said John Cohen, VP, Public Affairs, Alstom US. “We will work to support the advancement of hydrogen projects that will build on growing momentum toward a zero-emission transportation system and sustainable economic growth.”

The North Country Chamber of Commerce, NAmTrans, and Alstom would like to thank Governor Hochul, NYSERDA President/CEO Doreen Harris, and their teams for their ongoing support and assistance in making this a reality.


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