- Published: 13 April 2021 13 April 2021
A planning application to deliver an electrolyser has been submitted by ScottishPower, Iberdrola subsidiary. The 20MW electrolyser will be the key component of a green hydrogen facility located close to ScottishPower's Whitelee windfarm (539MW).
The proposed green hydrogen project will be led by ScottishPower and located on the outskirts of Glasgow. The project will be engineered and operated by BOC, using wind and solar power produced by ScottishPower Renewables, and incorporate a 20MW electrolyser, delivered by ITM Power. Decision on the planning application is expected by the end of autumn 2021 and the project aims to supply hydrogen to the commercial market before 2023. The planning application also includes proposals for a combined solar, up to 20MW, and battery energy storage scheme, up to 50MW, to help power the electrolyser. The new facility will be able to produce up to 8 tonnes of green hydrogen per day.