02 Mar 2021

Plans Unveiled for Major Hydrogen Injection Project in Canada

02 Mar 2021  by Molly Burgess   

Plans for one of Canada’s largest green hydrogen projects for injection into a natural gas distribution network in Quebec are underway.

Evolugen and Gazifère, an Enbridge company, have teamed up on the project that includes the development of an approximately 20MW water electrolysis hydrogen production plant.

The plant will be built in the Masson sector of the City of Gatineau, adjacent to Evolugen’s hydroelectric facilities, which will power the electrolyser.

It is estimated that approximately 425,000 GJ of green hydrogen will be produced for injection into Gazifère’s natural gas distribution network, making it a first project of its kind in Canada.

Details of the project were unveiled last week at the annual symposium of Quebec’s renewable energy production association (AQPER).

Commenting on the plans, Josée Guibord, Evolugen CEO, said, “As an experienced renewable energy generation developer, owner and operator, Evolugen sees green hydrogen as a natural progression and fit in its portfolio of clean energy solutions.”

“This project aligns with and furthers Evolugen’s objectives to put its capital, expertise and resources to work to support governments, businesses and communities in reaching their energy transition and decarbonisation goals.”

Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice-President and President, Gas Distribution & Storage, Enbridge, added, “Green hydrogen can play a major role in Quebec’s energy transition by offering a sustainable, low-carbon energy solution.”

“With the production, transportation and distribution of green hydrogen, Gazifère has the ambition to provide its customers with an increasingly diversified portfolio of renewable natural gas options.”

“This is another important example of Enbridge’s multi-market approach to green the natural gas grid while continuing to meet the demand for safe, reliable and affordable energy.”

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