- Hydrogen Demonstration Project
Our team is providing front-end engineering for a hydrogen technology demonstration project designed to help the OUC meet its 2050 goal of net-zero carbon emissions. The hydrogen system will produce, store and utilize gas to generate electricity to mitigate the effects of solar power intermittency. It will also power hydrogen fueling stations for fleet vehicles.
The project, funded by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, will feature an electrolyzer for hydrogen production, hydrogen compressor skids, tube trailers for hydrogen storage and dispensing, hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cell electric vehicle fueling, a 600-kW fuel cell for electricity production, a water recovery system and a 1,500-kVA transformer for power delivery.
As a demonstration project, the initiative will offer insight and experience to OUC engineers on how the technology can help meet future renewable goals. Compared to other hydrogen projects, this hydrogen system will likely be able to supply electricity on a scale of weeks rather than hours, as well as help determine a route to successfully implement hydrogen into future generation portfolios.
Construction is expected to wrap up at the end of 2021, to be followed by a period of one or two years where OUC will review results and determine next steps and phases.
- Electrical engineering
- Instrumentation and controls engineering
- Civil/structural engineering
- Mechanical engineering and system design
- Permitting support
- Budgetary estimate support
- Owner’s engineering