100% hydrogen CHP system to be installed at Enbridge Gas’ Ontario, Canada facility
A combined heat and power (CHP) system, able to run on 100% hydrogen, said to be the first of its kind in North America, is set to be installed at Enbridge Gas’ Technology and Operations Centre (TOC) in Markham, Ontario, Canada.
2G Energy revealed it had partnered with Enbridge and CEM Engineering to install its hydrogen-powered CHP system, which is set to be fuelled by an existing electrolyser on site.
Once installed, 2G says the system will enable Enbridge to evaluate the feasibility of designing, building, operating, and maintaining a 115kW hydrogen-fuelled system to support or replace up to 90% of the facility’s energy.
According to the companies, the overarching goal is to power the facility of a mix of hydrogen and natural gas, or 100% of either fuel source.
The CHP system will consume approximately 78.000kg of hydrogen a year, eliminating around 133 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) annually.
Michele Harradence, President of Enbridge Gas, said, “Green hydrogen is a viable contender in Ontario’s shift to clean energy solutions. We are proud to work with 2G Energy to advance this technology and expand our hydrogen hub in Markham, Ontario.
“This is an important example of the investments Enbridge Gas is making across multiple markets to green the natural gas grid while continuing to meet the demand for safe, reliable, and affordable energy. ”
Dan Jones, CEO of 2G Energy North America, commented, “We are excited for the opportunity to support Enbridge’s commitment to Ontario and Canada to reduce carbon emissions while providing low-cost resilient energy. Having completed several successful natural gas-fuelled CHP projects with Enbridge over the past several years this project represents the next phase of practical and reliable energy systems.”
The project has received support from government officials in Ontario. David Piccini, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks explained the project comes as an example of the role clean technologies can plan in the province’s future.
Piccini, said, I commend Enbridge Gas, 2G Energy, and CEM Engineering for their leadership towards a low-carbon hydrogen economy that will create jobs and reduce emissions.”