Bruce Power joins Canadian Hydrogen Association
TIVERTON, ONT-Bruce Power will become the first electricity generating company in Canada to become a sustaining member of the Canadian Hydrogen Association (CHA). The company's president and CEO, Duncan Hawthorne, will also be joining the CHA board of directors. He said he intends to bring an electricity generator and public/private partnership perspective to the table. "I see this as an opportunity to help ensure Canada will be a leader when, in the future, the only emissions vehicles produce are a few drops of water," Hawthorne said. "To do this, we need to ensure that long-term strategies to increase generation of clean electricity are aligned with strategies to produce clean hydrogen." Hawthorne said there is a direct link between nuclear energy and hydrogen, an emissions-free fuel which could be produced using electricity from nuclear plants during off-peak hours. Once Bruce A Units 1 and 2 are restarted, it is estimated that the output from Bruce Power alone could produce enough hydrogen to fuel more than half of the vehicles in Ontario if they were powered by hydrogen. Bruce Power is also a strategic investor in General Hydrogen and its partners are 50% owners of Huron Wind, Ontario's first commercial wind farm. The CHA, a not-for-profit corporation, supports hydrogen as an enabling fuel source for new technologies such as fuel cells. More information is available from Megan Biggs at Bruce Power, 519/361-7541, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or from Terry Kimmel at the CHA, 613/230-8484, E-mail email@example.com.