A public consultation taking place in Galway next week will outline new proposed cable routes for the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2 ) planned for the city.
The Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2 ) will be a green hydrogen zero-emissions transport hub located at Galway Harbour.
GH2 will host a public consultation on the project on Wednesday December 14 at the Harbour Hotel from 3pm to 8pm. This event will outline changes to the proposed route for an underground cable which will supply electricity from the Galway electricity network to a new 38 Kilovolt (kV ) substation adjacent to the proposed GH2 site.
This public consultation, which is hosted by SSE Renewables, will provide an overview of the project and the proposed options for the cable routes.
The consultation will also allow people to learn more about the proposal and give direct feedback to GH2 members.
The proposed grid connection approach was determined by ESB Networks after assessing the network in the area, which concluded the most suitable grid connection point to be circa 50 metres north of the Trimms Lane 38kV substation, at the northern junction of Whitestrand Avenue where Fr Griffin Road and Salthill Road Lower meet.
GH2 is a consortium of eight members - University of Galway, the Port of Galway, CIÉ Group and Bus Éireann, Aran Islands Ferries, Lasta Mara Teo, Aer Arann Islands, Colas, and SSE Renewables. The consortium intends to develop an initial flagship demonstrator project at The Port of Galway, for the indigenous production and supply of clean green hydrogen fuel for public and private vehicles.
The proposed hydrogen transport hub could be fully operational by end of Q1 2026 and would demonstrate Ireland’s potential as a major producer both for indigenous needs and for export of green hydrogen.
The green hydrogen produced at GH2 will be distributed for use by buses and trucks initially, then extending to maritime and aviation, to deliver a multi-modal, zero emission, green hydrogen transport hub that can be easily replicated across Ireland.
“We look forward to engaging with the public on our proposed hydrogen zero emissions transport hub and the options for proposed underground cable routes,” said John O’Sullivan, SSE Renewables’ project manager for GH2. “Our project team will be in attendance to engage with the community, to hear their points of view, and to discuss this groundbreaking initiative in further detail.”