Bruce Power announces hydrogen production plans for counties in Clean Energy Frontier

Graphic supplied by Bruce Power. 2019

Bruce Power has announced plans for potential hydrogen production in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties.

The nuclear operator has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with companies in the Clean Energy Frontier region (Bruce, Grey, Huron) who will collaborate on a study to determine opportunities for the production of hydrogen using excess energy, gained by leveraging optimized site output.

Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck says “The industry can play a leadership role in the fight against climate change by leveraging and optimizing our assets, as well as our many decades of experience and expertise with nuclear innovation.”

According to a release, Bruce Power says this builds on the operator’s support of the provincial government’s hydrogen strategy, which includes examining ways to support the province’s clean technology sector.

The announcement comes a month after Bruce Power said it was exploring the potential for carbon-free technology to advance opportunities to market and mass-produce hydrogen to help Ontario and Canada meet climate change targets.

Canada, and other countries around the globe, continue to examine the viability of incorporating hydrogen as a part of a clean energy mix in order to reach greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

The companies that Bruce Power has signed Memorandums of Understanding with are:
-Bruce Power Net Zero Inc.
-Greenfield Global
-Hydrogen Optimized
-Hensall District Co-op