Levenmouth Community Energy Project

Levenmouth Community Energy Project

Project lead: Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd

Project partners: Fife Council, Leven Valley Development Trust (LVDT), Fife College, Green Business Fife (GBF), Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (SHFCA), Toshiba, BOC, Community Energy Scotland (CES)

Area: Fife

Main technology: Hydrogen

Grant awarded: £4,361,900

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Project summary:

This project aims to address some of Scotland’s most pressing energy issues: the provision of low carbon transport; and energy storage. The Hydrogen Office uses locally produced green electricity from its wind turbine (750kW) to produce green hydrogen by electrolysis; this is to be supplemented by solar electricity.

It is intended that increased hydrogen production will fuel the largest fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the UK. The transport element will involve the development and installation of 2 low-cost modular refuelling points on the site, a hydrogen dispenser at Bankhead and the purchase/operation of hydrogen fuelled vehicles. 

In addition stored hydrogen will be used to provide the business park with a source of zero carbon electricity through a private wire network. This is achieved through a fuel cell, when there is little or no wind/solar power available. This reduces the strain on the local grid, increases the community’s ability to make use of this energy and greatly reduces the carbon emissions associated with the local energy system.

Proceeds from the sale of green hydrogen and electricity will be deployed in the community to alleviate fuel poverty and improve local transport services.

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