Hyrdogen energy company ITM Power has won a €5m EU grant to install a 1.5-MW electrolyser in Orkney for the BIG HIT (Building Innovative Green Hydrogen systems in an Isolated Territory) programme. The AIM-listed company is the electrolyser provider for BIG HIT and will get EUR 2.27 million over five years for the project. The Orkney Islands have over 50MW of installed wind, wave and tidal capacity, generating over 46GWhr per year of renewable power, and has been a net exporter of electricity since 2013. Energy used to produce the hydrogen for BIG HIT will be provided by the community-owned wind turbines on Shapinsay and Eday, two of the Orkney islands. BIG HIT will also enable the deployment of 10 electric vans, which will each be fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell range extender. A hydrogen refuelling station will be constructed in, or near to, Kirkwall.
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