ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, announces that through its US subsidiary, ITM Power Inc., it has received a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA).

The NOPA from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for $2,125,000 to supply a public 100kg per day turnkey hydrogen refuelling station in Riverside, California.

The NOPA from the CEC comes as part of PON 13-607, the second solicitation in a 10-year programme to deploy refuelling stations across California to support the roll out of fuel cell electric vehicles. In the previous round of this competition, ITM Power was successful in securing the supply of an electrolyser to Hydrogen Frontier Inc. for a station in Chino, California.

The latest refuelling station is located in one of the prime areas highlighted by the CEC; at the City of Riverside’s Alternative Fuelling Facility close to the 91 Freeway. The refuelling unit will replace a smaller, outdated station and will be capable of generating 100kg/day of hydrogen with the ability to dispense at both 350 and 700-bar.  The station will be operational by October 2015.

The project has been awarded NOPA and will now enter into a period of contract negotiation and agreement before being officially started following formal acceptance by the CEC. Further updates will be provided as the project progresses.

ITM Power Inc. MD, Stephen Jones, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to deploy our second unit in California as part of the CEC roll out programme. This unit will be fully under ITM Power’s control as the lead organisation supplying the turnkey station together with our partners. This is an important step in our development as a US organisation and will allow us to further grow our presence and sales in both renewable energy storage and clean fuel in California and the wider United States.”