ITM Power plc (ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce that SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) has signed an agreement to become the latest organisation to participate in Hydrogen On Site Trials (HOST). The trials will involve ITM’s transportable high pressure refueling unit (HFuel), which will be used to power two Revolve Technologies hydrogen Ford Transit Vehicles for use in operations. Dr Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM, will make reference to the arrangement as part of his presentation at the ‘Making Way for Scotland’s Hydrogen Energy’ Conference, taking place later today.
SSE, has the most diverse range of fuel sources amongst UK generators including 2,370MW of capacity for generating electricity from renewable energy sources, supplies electricity and gas to around 9.45 million customers in Great Britain and Ireland, and is focused on the provision of reliable, sustainable energy. SSE recently announced that it has developed 10 eco-homes in Slough, in a unique project designed to understand the changing role of the energy supplier in a low-carbon society. SSE’s involvement in joining the HOST programme will enable it to analyse the suitability of using green hydrogen to decarbonise its sizeable fleet, which regularly travels the length and breadth of the country on a ‘return-to-base’ principle.
Commenting for ITM Power, CEO Graham Cooley stated “We are delighted that SSE, a major electricity and gas provider with a focus on sustainable energy supply to the built environment and transport, has joined the HOST programme in order to appraise the potential of ITM’s energy storage: clean fuel technology, for decarbonising return-to-base logistics fleet vehicles. We have been encouraged by the support that HOST has attracted to date and we expect that support to continue to grow with organisations from other sectors in the near future.”
David Densley, Head of Sustainable Transport for SSE, said:
“We are pleased to support ITM Power in the development of its Transportable High Pressure Hydrogen Refuelling Station to demonstrate the proposition of decarbonising the return to depot vehicle fleet, using hydrogen derived from renewable energy. This is an exciting trial for SSE as it will give us a much clearer picture of the role of hydrogen for storing energy and as a clean fuel.”
For further information please visit www.itm-power.com or contact:
ITM Power plc
Graham Cooley, CEO
0114 244 5111
Panmure Gordon & Co
020 7459 3600
Simon Hudson / Andrew Dunn
020 7920 3150