HS2 has said its building site works in North Acton and Park Royal with trials of two zero-emissions electricity generators on its Victoria Road Crossover Box site, have proven successful and are a much cleaner and safer alternative for energy than diesel generators in providing the power required for HS2 sites being worked on.
As a result, it’s expected that more of the zero-emission electricity generators will be added and rolled out.
Andrea Davidson, HS2’s Air Quality Manager said: “This is another example of how HS2 is driving change in the industry by trialling alternative fuel innovations, which will help us develop a thriving low carbon hydrogen sector in the UK and work towards a cleaner, greener energy system. With no harmful pollutants, the technology brings major air quality benefits to the workforce and local communities around construction sites, something which is vitally important to HS2 across the whole project.”
According to HS2 the hydrogen power units provide 100% renewable and emission free power derived from a hydrogen fuel cell, with power capabilities ranging from 20kW through to 2MW and are also quieter than standard diesel generators and the only emission is water which it claims is drinkable.