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PEI | Prince Edward Island Hydrogen Village

Canada
Demonstration

Overview

Status
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Demonstration
Region
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North America
Geography
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Canada
State
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Prince Edward Island
Equity Owner
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Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation, Hydrogenics Corporation (Cummins)
Proponent
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Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation, Hydrogenics Corporation (Cummins)
Output
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Green hydrogen
Type of electricty
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Wind
Capacity
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Financing
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Technology
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Alkaline electrolysis
Technical Advisors
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Frontier
Advisors
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Project Contact
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Lawyers
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Project Cost
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CAD 10.3M
Offtaker
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Local
Commercial Operations Date
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2009
Decommission Date
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FID
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Description

The project was meant to demonstrate how wind energy and hydrogen technologies can work together in the real world to offer clean and sustainable energy solutions. The key component in this project was an electrolyzer, which will take electricity directly from a turbine and use it to break water into oxygen and hydrogen. This is one way to store wind energy to be used when the wind isn’t blowing.

Set in North Cape, P.E.I., Frontier designed and constructed a control system to integrate with already existing turbines, allowing the system to optimize the hydrogen being stored as the output of the wind turbines change.

PEI’s Wind Hydrogen Village was sponsored by the Prince Edward Island Government. The Government of Canada, through the Technology Partnerships Canada Hydrogen Early Adopters program, contributed CAD 5.1 million to the project. With that support, Hydrogenics Corporation and the Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation proceeded with the CAD 10.3 million project

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