Rod West is Group President of Utility Operations at Entergy.
There is so much talk in our industry about the potential for hydrogen, that most simple of atoms with a single proton, a single electron, and nary a neutron to its name. Hydrogen might be a game changer in the drive to decarbonize. Which makes us wonder, who shall be the leader in the hydrogen revolution should there be one?
Seems like Entergy is a likely candidate as its Group President of Utility Operations tells it. Just as utilities located in the ideal wind regions of the Midwest have emerged as our wind power leaders, a utility like Entergy located in an ideal hydrogen region along the Gulf could emerge as our hydrogen power leader. Read on to hear Rod West explain how one proton and one electron can add up to a lot.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Entergy made the news, having to do with decarbonization and the industry's transformation. What was that about?
Rod West: It's about being consistent with where we've been for the last twenty years as an industry leader in sustainability. Last year, we announced a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. For the last two decades, our emissions rate has been well below the sector average.
Our utility carbon dioxide emissions rate has decreased by nearly forty percent since 2000. Today, we operate one of the cleanest large-scale power generation fleets in the entire nation.