A significant opportunity exists for the Bruce region to produce clean hydrogen from clean nuclear and renewable electricity

Positioning it to not only contribute to, but also to benefit from, the transition to a low-carbon economy. To take advantage of this opportunity, Bruce County and Saugeen First Nation have launched an initiative called “Bruce Innovates: Foundational Hydrogen Infrastructure Project”.1 The project aims to transform the Bruce region into the Clean Energy Capital of Canada by establishing a world-class region for collaboration and training in clean technology development and innovation. Bruce Innovates has the potential to be a ground-breaking and innovative way to pursue multiple objectives simultaneously, including:

  1. Developing, testing and scaling-up hydrogen-based energy systems – by undertaking
    pilot projects before eventually progressing to larger-scale commercial technologies;
  2. Diversifying and boosting the economy – by growing a hydrogen economy and creating
    export opportunities, whilst supporting entrepreneurship, clean-tech business
    development, job creation and next generation career development;
  3. Supporting Saugeen First Nation (SFN) and other First Nation communities in building
    capacity towards greater energy self-sufficiency – by developing hydrogen-based onand off-grid energy systems; and
  4. Accelerating the commercial deployment of Canadian-based hydrogen technologies
    both nationally and abroad – by marketing utility-scale hydrogen production and energy
    storage technologies.

Action plan and timeline for Bruce Innovates
The action plan for the development and execution of Bruce Innovates begins with two pre-project phases followed by three project phases, combining for a total duration of 10+ years.