Gas distribution company SGN hosted senior members of Fife Council and local housing associations on Wednesday 8 March to mark the beginning of construction of the H100 Fife hydrogen homes demonstration facility.
Participants also welcomed the news that the project has surpassed its minimum goal of signing up 270 participants and is continuing to allow more households to opt in.
The new demonstration facility will comprise two hydrogen show homes where visitors will be able to try out domestic hydrogen appliances. The facility is due to open this summer and is being built by contractors Marshall Construction in Fife Energy Park alongside the project’s hydrogen production and storage site. Market-leading boiler manufacturers Baxi and Worcester Bosch are project partners and will be providing hydrogen boilers for the show homes and for the project.
The H100 Fife project enables households in Buckhaven and Denbeath to opt-in to be supplied with hydrogen through a new network that is due to go live in 2024. It will be the first 100% green hydrogen-to-homes zero carbon network anywhere in the world and will provide important evidence to help the UK decarbonise home heating.
David Ross added: “I am delighted to help mark the start of construction of the hydrogen demonstration facility. By enabling residents, visitors and businesses to see clean, green hydrogen in action the H100 Fife project will demonstrate to local people how Fife is at the forefront of tackling climate change.”