The CHFCA welcomes the launch of Ontario’s Hydrogen Strategy
April 8, 2022
VANCOUVER — The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is pleased to welcome the Ontario Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy announced yesterday by The Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Energy.
The Strategy aims to accelerate the development of the low-carbon hydrogen economy in the province that will create 100,000 jobs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 megatonnes per year, and position Ontario as a clean manufacturing and transportation hub.
“We are very pleased to see Ontario join with governments in Canada and abroad in releasing a Hydrogen Strategy that recognises the vital role low-carbon hydrogen will play in decarbonizing our economy,” says Mark Kirby, President and CEO of the CHFCA. “Of note is Ontario’s embrace of the proven approach of hydrogen hubs – key to attracting investment and providing sustainable economics for hydrogen energy deployments.”
Ontario’s Low-Carbon Hydrogen Strategy will leverage the province’s strengths, including a highly skilled workforce, clean and affordable electricity, existing storage and pipeline infrastructure, and an innovative industrial sector that is poised to collaborate on hydrogen.
As part of the Strategy, the Ontario government is supporting a proposal from CHFCA member Atura Power, an OPG subsidiary, to build, own and operate the province’s largest low-carbon hydrogen production facility in Niagara Falls. The proposed facility will feature a a 20-megawatt (MW) electrolyzer and will expand the province’s hydrogen production capacity eight-fold. In addition, a new electricity rate option pilot for hydrogen producers is under consideration.
To learn more about the Strategy, please visit here.
About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national sector association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products. As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad. The CHFCA currently has more than 160 members across Canada and regional branches in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. The CHFCA can be followed on LinkedIn at @CHFCA, Twitter at @PoweringNow and visited at www.chfca.ca.