On Monday, Enbridge Gas Dist. and Hydrogenics—joined by the Mayor of Markham and local MP Bob Saroya—announced the opening of the first majorenergy storage facility using hydrogen in North America. The Power-to-Gas facility is located at the Training Operations Center in Markham, Ontario.
Energy storage is viewed as an essential tool to reduce energy costs for Ontario consumers, and Enbridge Gas Dist. Power-to-Gas project is using Ontario's world-leading technology to do just that. The facility will store energy and help deliver grid stability and reliability services.
"I've worked in the energy sector my entire career and this is one of the most exciting projects in which I've ever been involved. The opening of this facility is a major milestone for Enbridge and Ontario's energy sector," said Jim Sanders, President, Enbridge Gas Distribution.
The hydrogen produced at the facility can also be used for a number of purposes such as fueling cars and trains, and it can be blended into the natural gas system to offset traditional natural gas.
The Power-to-Gas facility is the latest example of Enbridge's investment in renewable and clean energy and demonstrates our commitment to a lower-carbon economy.
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