Hydrogenics will get a chance to prove to new equity owner Enbridge Inc. that its power-to-gas strategy has a future, at least in Europe. The Mississauga, Ont.-based maker of electrolysers and fuel cells announced yesterday it is supplying Germany’s E.ON, the world’s largest investor-owned gas and electric utility, with a range of services and equipment to support a 2-megawatt power-to-gas project in an energy storage facility to be located in Falkenhagen, Germany. The facility will allow E.ON to convert surplus renewable electricity in Germany into hydrogen that can be stored in its natural gas pipeline network. The facility is expected to be operational sometime next year.
“When compared to current utility-scale solutions, Power-to-Gas offers unmatched energy storage capacities. Over a 24-hour period, the Falkenhagen facility will be able to store over 30 MWh of energy,” said Daryl Wilson, president and CEO of Hydrogenics.
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