Enbridge Gas announces $5.2M hydrogen blending pilot project
Using low carbon hydrogen produced at the Markham Power-to-Gas facility, a joint venture between Enbridge Gas Inc. and Cummins Inc.
TORONTO — Enbridge Gas and Cummins Inc., with the support of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (STDC) are undertaking 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 serving about 3,600 customers in Markham in 2021.
“Today’s announcement is great news for Ontario families and businesses in the Markham area. I’m excited to see the results of this innovative renewable hydrogen pilot project, which has the potential to play an important role in our province’s energy future,” said Associate Minister of Energy, Ontario Government, Bill Walker, in a prepared statement. “Our government is proud to support the use of clean, reliable and affordable energy sources.”
Enbridge is helping to drive Ontario’s transition to a clean energy future through investments in clean energy opportunities across multiple markets. This includes hydrogen and renewable natural gas produced from organic waste, which can green the natural gas supply by reducing the amount of traditional or geological natural gas and reducing GHG emissions. These clean energy projects have the additional benefit of being made-in-Ontario clean-energy solutions which use existing pipeline infrastructure.