Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has selected Mississauga-based Hydrogenics Corporation for an upcoming grid stabilization project. Over a two month period, the load from a Hydrogenics HySTATTM electrolyzer will provide regulation services within Ontario’s electricity market by responding to power signals from the IESO.
“We are very pleased to have been selected for this ambitious study by Ontario’s IESO,” said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO. “We believe this demonstration will showcase the smart-grid capability of utility-scale hydrogen technology, which can and will be used for both grid stabilization and energy storage in the years to come.”
The IESO and Hydrogenics will work together to assess how well the hydrogen equipment follows regulation signals in a real-world scenario. In doing so, Hydrogenics will aim to provide better balancing of electrical supply and demand while alleviating local transmission constraints.