Levenmouth Community Energy Project

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This highly innovative project, which is delivered by key partners Bright Green Hydrogen, Toshiba and Fife Council, has provided the perfect location for Toshiba to engage their technology with innovative green hydrogen applications.

It also demonstrates how we can use locally produced hydrogen to reduce both CO2 and toxic emissions, which is a vital part of meeting Scotland’s climate change targets. It is also hoped that the project will increase economic growth and reduce fuel poverty in the area.

The project showcases to other business parks a route to operating from a renewable microgrid and provides the opportunity for local businesses and community organisations to have access to zero emission vehicles.

Key details:

  • 910kW renewable generation LCEP bankhead
  • 8 building parallel microgrid
  • Toshiba H2EMS Smart Grid control
  • 250kW electrolyser/100kW fuel cell ESS
  • 3 hydrogen refuellers
  • 17 vehicle fleet

 

Project Sites

Methil – Bright Green Hydrogen Ltd

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Bankhead Central – Fife Council

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Our Vehicles

  • Two Mercedes Refuse Collection Vehicles
  • Fife Transit Vans
  • Ten Renault Kangoo Vans

Project Benefits

  • Zero carbon energy cycle
  • Makes use of more renewable energy locally
  • Electricity supplied for times there is no wind or solar
  • Energy devolution from renewable electricity to renewable transport

Conclusions

  • Hydrogen is a technologically viable way to decarbonise the energy system
  • Further cost reductions and technology improvements are still required
  • The Levenmouth project has several world leading hydrogen applications
  • Hydrogen vehicles role in Scottish Government 2032 phase out target

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