Does anyone have experience with networking among cities and communities through which the IRHTDF (the International Renewable Hydrogen Transmission Demonstration Facility) might run? Proposed locations for this facility include 1) a line running from North Dakota through northwest, central, and southeastern Iowa, toward west central Illinois and 2) a line running from North Dakota, through Minnesota, toward Chicago.
The Leighty Foundation and Alaska Applied Sciences has more information on this project, but here is a summary. The purpose of the IRHTDF would be to demonstrate the process of transmitting the energy from large, stranded, diverse, dispersed, renewable energies (such as the wind corridor and the solar corridor) toward markets in cities (who would more likely use the energy carriers of hydrogen and/or ammonia) and toward agricultural markets which utilize nitrogen-based fertilizers (who might utilize renewable ammonia, NH3).
Networking among cities and communities who may be first served by such a project could help create additional development and growth in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector. Any and all thoughts on this idea are welcome.
(I see that the Iowa Chapter of the APA has a board hosted here, as well. Perhaps there are some thoughts from these folks?)