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TESCanada announces new green-hydrogen project in Quebec

| By Mary Bailey

TESCanada H2 Inc. (Montreal, Queb., Canada), a Canadian developer of projects aimed at accelerating the energy transitio has announced the new green-hydrogen initative Projet Mauricie. Totaling $4 billion in investments for the region, the Projet Mauricie consists of the construction of an electrolyzer and renewable energy production assets. Upon its commissioning in 2028, the project will produce 70,000 tons of green hydrogen exclusively dedicated to Québec end users. With the aim of reducing annual CO2 emissions by 800,000 tons, it is amongst the largest decarbonization projects announced in Québec to date.

Green hydrogen provides a carbon-neutral solution to hard-to-electrify sectors. Approximately 1/3rd of the green hydrogen produced will be dedicated to decarbonizing long-haul transportation, which accounts for nearly 10% of Québec’s annual emissions. The remaining volumes will be used to produce e-NG (electric renewable natural gas), a sustainable drop-in solution for hard-to-abate industries. TES Canada’s project alone will contribute to achieving 3% of Québec’s GHG reduction targets by 2030.

The majority of the project’s energy needs will be met by its own 1 GW wind and solar farm. Considering Québec’s energy context, the project’s behind-the-meter assets will minimize the energy drawn from Hydro-Québec’s grid, while also offering optimization opportunities, including loadshedding during peak winter periods.

Located in the Vallée de la transition énergétique, the Projet Mauricie will significantly contribute to the economic development for this region and all of Québec, creating high-quality job prospects and lasting economic benefits. More than 1,000 jobs will be created during the construction period, and the Projet Mauricie will ultimately create more than 200 permanent, specialized jobs in a fast-growing industry.