Green and renewable hydrogen specialist Lhyfe has signed a long-term contract for the supply of renewable electricity with VSB Energies Nouvelle to be used for the production of hydrogen.
The electricity will be produced at VSB’s Buléon wind farm in the hert of the Morbihan region of Brittany – a site with a total capacity of 13.2 megawatts (MW).
Under this 16-year supply contract, 100% of the green electricity produced at the site will be supplied to Lhyfe Bretagne, a green and renewable hydrogen production site which will be capable of producing up to two tonnes of hydrogen a day later this year.
Welcoming the deal, Mael Lagarde, Managing Director and Owner of VSB Energies Nouvelles, said, “We are really in a virtuous circle here and in win-win mode. Supplying a hydrogen production facility helps to create green energy while providing an answer to the intermittency of wind turbines and the need for storage. We are really entering a new stage of energy transition here.”
According to VSB, the deal represents the first in a ‘long series to come’, while Lhyfe sees the contract as a way to strengthen its network of renewable electricity supply partners.
“Thanks to this agreement, we are securing in a local and long-term manner our renewable electricity supply, which is essential for the production of renewable hydrogen,” said Matthieu Guesne, CEO and Founder of Lhyfe.
“More broadly, we are strengthening our network of green energy suppliers, and thus reinforcing our position and our production model.”
The Buléon wind farm adds to the six other wind farms already installed by VSB in the Morbihan department, in the municipalities of Mauron, Cruguel, Pleugriffet, Guegon, Lanouee and Guehenno.
There are 69.2MW in development in Morbihan, while 82.2MW have been built and 28.4MW are currently in operation.