Hydrogen partnership looks to transform industry in the Highlands


ScottishPower and Storegga have joined forces to develop, build and operate green hydrogen production plants across Scotland.

Announced on 5 May, the partnership will have the potential to transform industry and transportation in the Highland region, with the first project in the pipeline the Cromarty Hydrogen project, north of Inverness. This will be designed to deliver up to 20 tonnes of green hydrogen, per day, from 2024, while also having the potential to scale to 300MW through a series of modular expansion phases, subject to customer demand.

The project will see existing fossil fuel sources displaced, enabling the supply of green hydrogen into the heating processes of distilleries, along with additional potential supply to other local manufacturing, food production and industrial heating applications.

The Cromarty Hydrogen Project follows a successful feasibility study carried out by ScotitshPower and Storegga with major distillers Diageo, Glenmorangie and Whyte & Mackay, all of which have operations in the Cromarty region. Discussions on similar projects for other customers and industries are also underway.