Share This Article: A sign on an SDG&E building. File photo San Diego Gas and Electric and Southern California Gas Co. announced Monday the first demonstration project in California to blend hydrogen with natural gas to help reduce carbon emissions.
“Blending hydrogen with natural gas is part of a multi-pronged strategy both utilities — subsidiaries of Sempra Energy — are undertaking to decarbonize their natural gas grid,” according to a joint statement.
“The vision is to leverage surplus renewable electricity generated in the middle of the day to produce green hydrogen, which then can be injected into the natural gas grid for storage and use.”
SoCalGas, which is working in partnership with the National Fuel Cell Research Center and UC Irvine to develop the technology, launched the first power-to-gas demonstration project in the United States in 2015.
“This hydrogen blending program is a key milestone in our efforts to decarbonize our energy system, while delivering affordable and reliable energy to 22 million California customers,” said Kevin Sagara, president of Sempra Energy and chairman of SoCalGas and SDG&E.
The two subsidiaries are planning multiple hydrogen blending projects in their respective service territories. The first proposed project will blend hydrogen into […]