Two Quebec-based companies, Evolugen (a renewable energy generation company) and Gazifère (a distributor of natural gas in Quebec) to build the country’s largest green hydrogen for blending with natural gas.
The partner will develop and run the 20 MW water electrolysis hydrogen production plant in the Outaouais region to produce green hydrogen for injection into a natural gas distribution network in Quebec.
It is understood that the project will use hydroelectricity. Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, said, “We are fortunate to be able to produce green hydrogen thanks to hydroelectricity, which is a renewable energy available at a very competitive cost.”
It is estimated that around 425k GJ of green hydrogen will be produced for injection into Gazifère’s natural gas distribution network. The project is claimed to be the first of its kind project in Canada. The plant is assessed to help remove 15k tonnes of GHG emissions annually.
Evolugen is currently own and operates 61 renewable energy facilities in Canada, including 33 hydroelectric facilities, four wind farms, and 24 solar sites, with a total installed capacity of 1,912 MW.