CHFCA is delighted to announce The City of Prince George as an Associate member

Prince George, BC – CHFCA is delighted to announce The City of Prince George as an Associate member.

The City of Prince George is a bustling city of over 74,000 people situated at the crossroads of Highway 97 (north-south) and Highway 16 (east-west) and at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers. The community is the largest city in Northern British Columbia and has the following assets: a university and college, affordable housing, well-paying jobs, and comprehensive transportation infrastructure.

Prince George’s vital transportation links, which include highways, railways, and an international airport, tie residents and businesses, rich natural resources, and agricultural products to global markets, giving rise to the City of Prince George’s reputation as a Northern BC service hub.

Earlier this year, the city of Prince George’s entered into an agreement with the province to develop a regional hydrogen hub for central B.C, and the city has the ideal capabilities from its abundance of land for development and access to renewable resources, utilities, and logistical and geographical advantages to advance the hydrogen fuels economy in the region. Northern B.C. is already home to some hydrogen projects, including one by Hydra Energy. The company will have a hydrogen refueling station operational in the city in 2024.

Deklan Corstanje, Manager of Economic Development for the City of Prince George, spoke about the city’s opportunity to anchor the development of a regional hydrogen hub as well as about joining the association: “As Prince George grows as a hub for hydrogen production and technology development in central British Columbia, we seek to build on our network of key players in the hydrogen and fuel cell space to create an ecosystem where the sector can thrive. We’re excited to join the CHFCA membership and share their goal of supporting the growth of Canadian hydrogen-sector businesses both domestically and abroad.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the City of Prince George in British Columbia as our association’s inaugural municipal member,” says Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA. “As the city is a key player in the advancement of lighthouse projects in central BC’s hydrogen hub, the CHFCA, and our Hydrogen BC affiliate looks forward to closely collaborating with the City of Prince George on their path to net-zero and learning from their successes as we support other Canadian municipalities in advancing their hydrogen goals.”

The city has received $150,000 over two years from the B.C. government to advance the project.

To learn more about the City of Prince George and its plans to develop a hydrogen hub in Northern/Central BC region, visit


About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national 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 has nearly 200 members across Canada and regional affiliates in British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow or visit for more information.