The H2Heat project aims to supply hydrogen to the Maternal and Child Hospital (CHUIMI) of Gran Canaria, taking advantage of the energy generated by Esteyco Elican offshore wind turbine
On September 28th, Esther Monzón, Minister of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, visited the Maternal and Child Insular University Hospital Complex, accompanied by the staff of the Canary Islands Health Service and the collaborators of the H2Heat project. This project, supported by the European Commission, has as its main objective the production of hydrogen from the ELICAN of Esteyco, in order to meet the heating and electricity generation needs of the Maternal and Child Hospital of Gran Canaria.
During this visit, Esther Monzón and the Canary Islands Health Service team, together with the members of the H2Heat Consortium, inspected the outdoor locations where the equipment required for the conversion of hydrogen into heat and electricity will be installed. In addition, they explored the hospital’s boiler room, which is currently the main source of heat for the hospital. The visit was also attended by other notable authorities, such as José J. Blanco, managing director of the hospital, and Raúl Falcón, Deputy Director of Sustainability Management and Ecological Transition of the SCS.
The H2Heat project will take advantage of the green energy generated by ELICAN, Esteyco’s wind turbine located in the vicinity of PLOCAN, for the production of hydrogen through the Stargate electrolyser. Neodyne will lead the designs and electrical work necessary to establish the connection between the wind turbine and the electrolyser. Likewise, PLOCAN will be responsible for coordinating the transport of hydrogen to the hospital and its injection into the CHP and the 2G heat pump, which will convert hydrogen into heat and electricity for the benefit of the hospital. The rest of the partners will participate more actively in non-engineering aspects of the application, such as in the analysis of the business model, socioeconomic impact or the communication and dissemination of the project.
The project aims to demonstrate the capacities of the entire value chain to execute and make long-term sustainable projects of this nature, in addition to analyzing the viability and expansion of these green applications, which will play a fundamental role in the ecological transition of the Canary Islands.