SoCalGas reports successful tests at hydrogen microgrid demonstration

In further developments in its progress towards hydrogen, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has said it has successfully tested its microgrid demonstration project, the “[H2] Innovation Experience” in Downey, California, US, using hydrogen produced on site.

According to SoCalGas, the demonstration features a 2,000 sq.ft home that can use reliable and clean hydrogen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by drawing power from solar panels, converting excess energy into renewable hydrogen, which is stored and then converted back into electricity when needed via an on-site fuel cell.

Read more: SoCalGas unveils H2 Hydrogen Home project

Having now produced its first full kilogramme of renewable hydrogen, the project’s electrolyser production capacity is intended to show the microgrid’s effectiveness in terms of reliability and resiliency.

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