Levenmouth Community Energy Project

Project Lead: Fife Council

Award amount:  £30,000

Area: Fife

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We aim to demonstrate that green hydrogen can tackle three of Scotlands's biggest energy challenges - low carbon transport, energy storage and low carbon heat. Located within some of the most deprived communities in Scotland, this project facilitates the transition from a post mining community and provides future educational and economic opportunities.


Project Summary

The project will include:

  • Creation of a fleet of minibuses and a fuel cell powered educational trailer and associated new hydrogen production and refuelling facilities at the Hydrogen Office and at Fife Council’s vehicle depot .
  • Creation of a zero carbon electricity grid at Energy Park Fife’s Innovation Zone. The project will expand on a current private wire network to include the other buildings onsite, including the children’s nursery and community medical centre. The Hydrogen Office 750kW wind turbine will be complemented by a 200kW solar PV array increasing generation. Storage onsite will be increased by adding a significantly larger electrolyser. The Park can be taken ‘off-grid’ using a 100-150kW hydrogen fuel cell.
  • An options appraisal for the development of a district heat network to include the examination of utilising water source heat pumps as well as deep geothermal and mines water resources in the area.
  • A programme of communication, education and skills activities, including a schools education programme;  a hydrogen road show using a fuel cell powered education trailer; and skills programmes for new hydrogen vehicle technology.
  • An innovation competition for the development of the refuelling infrastructure and a series of activities to maximise supply chain opportunities.


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