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Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority signs MOU for green hydrogen

April 4, 2023

The Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atura Power, Ontario’s largest fleet of combined-cycle turbine gas plants, to acquire green hydrogen. The initiative is part of the HOPA’s commitment to support the increased availability and use of clean energy to reduce its carbon footprint. 

After having investigated the use of green hydrogen, HOPA is purchasing hydrogen from Atura Power to decarbonize its operations and provide a reliable source of sustainable fuel across its port network to its customers.

“We are eager to explore the potential of using hydrogen to power our operations and are proud to support the growth of renewable energy in Ontario,” says Ian Hamilton, HOPA’s president and chief executive officer.

Once the green hydrogen facility is built, Atura Power’s Niagara Hydrogen Centre (NHC) will be the largest of its kind in Ontario. Expected to be operational in 2024, the facility will use a 20-megawatt electrolyzing system to support the development of the province’s hydrogen economy.