Archived—Project Fact Sheet - Prince Edward Island Wind - Hydrogen Village Project

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    Name & Address of Lead Recipient:

    Hydrogenics Corporation

    5985 McLaughlin Road
    Mississauga, Ontario
    L5R 1B8

    Telephone: 905-361-3639
    Fax: 905-361-3626

    Consortium Members: Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation.
    Project Location:
    North Cape and Charlottetown, PEI
    Project Type:
    Prince Edward Island Wind-Hydrogen
    Industrial Sector:
    Energy
    Project Purpose:
    Demonstration of renewable electric energy using wind turbines at a hydrogen station, and public transport vehicles, farm machinery and a tourist boat running on hydrogen power.
    Authorized Assistance: $5,137,075
    Project Description and Anticipated Results:

    This project transforms the vision of the first Canadian ’wind-hydrogen project’ into a reality by generating clean, renewable energy using wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell to serve the energy needs of the community. It is based on the collaboration of innovative Canadian organizations working in the fields of wind energy, hydrogen production, fuel cells, storage tanks and engineering.

    Based in North Cape, PEI, the location of Atlantic Wind Test Site (AWTS), this project will demonstrate the many uses of hydrogen power in real life applications:

    • Residential power provided 24/7 using renewable energy from wind turbines and hydrogen fuel cells
    • Tourist boat running on Canadian hydrogen and diesel fuel technologies
    • Shuttle buses between North Cape and Charlottetown using engines adapted for hydrogen combustion
    • Backup power provided by hydrogen fuel cells.

    Atlantic Canadian expertise will be showcased through the development of a wind-hydrogen control system that links the wind turbines and hydrogen cell station to the provincial electrical grid. This will build on the wind-diesel control systems developed at the AWTS at North Cape.

    Wind-hydrogen control systems will provide benefits to the community, the province and Canada:

    • By increasing the energy self-sufficiency of the community, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and imports of electricity, diesel and gas to PEI
    • By further enhancing PEI’s reputation as a top tourist destination with another innovative tourist attraction
    • By showcasing Canadian capacity in the cutting-edge and promising sector of clean, renewable energy.