Plans unveiled for Canadian grid-injected hydrogen pilot

Enbridge Gas and Cummins are developing a $5.2m project to pilot the blending of renewable hydrogen produced at the Markham, Ontario-located power-to-gas facility, into a portion of the existing natural gas network.

Thought to be the first of its kind in North America, the hydrogen-blending project will be carried out with support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (STDC) and hopes to serve approximately 3,600 Markham-based customers in 2021.

With the highly anticipated release of Canada’s Hydrogen Strategy on the horizon, the commitment could not come at a better time, and represents a successful step forward in Ontario’s transition to a clean energy future.

If successful, the project will help Enbridge Gas in pursuing additional and larger scale hydrogen blending activities in other parts of its distribution system.

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