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35MW hydrogen hub plans for Cumbria, UK
35MW hydrogen hub plans for Cumbria, UK

35MW hydrogen hub plans for Cumbria, UK

A newly revealed private-public sector partnership has been established to build a 35MW low-carbon hydrogen hub in Cumbria, UK, coming as a first for the county, with intentions of offering the clean energy carrier to local businesses.

The plans come off the back of a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between energy infrastructure firm, Carlton Power and local stakeholders comprising Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, Barrow Borough Council and Electricity North West.

In plans unveiled today (August 10), the partners intend on establishing a 35MW hydrogen hub on industrial-zoned land in Barrow-in-Furness to produce hydrogen fuel at scale and support the growth of renewable electricity generation by utilising it to produce and store hydrogen at times of high renewable output and low demand.

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