UBC launches $23M SHED to accelerate hydrogen energy sector

The University of British Columbia has officially launched the Smart Hydrogen Energy District (SHED), which combines hydro, solar, and hydrogen energy in one dedicated space and connects them to a unified micro-grid. SHED will enable researchers to experiment with ways that they can provide energy to a city block. The technology is connected by a 5G network so that researchers can create digital simulations for energy, transportation, and urban planning research. “Hydrogen can play a critical role in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy,” said SHED lead Dr Walter Mérida. “With SHED, we demonstrate hydrogen as a bridge between renewable electricity and sustainable energy services. As technologies become smart and interconnected, we can stop thinking of gas, electrical and digital networks as separate entities.”

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