Nel to supply 5 MW alkaline electrolyser to SGN H100 Fife project

SGN’s H100 Fife project is the first of its kind to use a direct supply of clean power to produce hydrogen for domestic heating.

Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser has received a purchase order for a 5 MW alkaline water electrolyser from SGN.

Raymond Schmid, Nel’s VP of regional Sales and Marketing, said that hydrogen for domestic use is becoming a reality today. The project is the first-ever 100% hydrogen network of scale supplying green hydrogen from electrolysis to customers for heating and cooking.

SGN is one of the UK’s largest gas distribution network companies, operating across Scotland, southern England, and Northern Ireland and supplying gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses.

SGN’s H100 Fife project is the world’s first 100% hydrogen-to-homes heating network in Levenmouth, Scotland. It will source electricity from a nearby offshore wind turbine and grid, delivering around 2,093 kg/day of green hydrogen. Nell will also be responsible for installation, commissioning, service and maintenance.

The newly built hydrogen gas distribution network will supply up to 300 households initially with zero carbon heat. However, both the electrolyser and network have been sized to have the capacity to supply up to 900 homes as part of the planned future expansion of the H100 Fife project. The H100 Fife project aims to demonstrate hydrogen’s role in decarbonising heat as an alternative to natural gas.

Ofgem has approved the project plan. The local communities in Buckhaven and Methil will be invited to the hydrogen demonstration facility in 2022, ahead of the hydrogen network going live in 2023. The project will be operational for 4.5 years until March 2027.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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