Spotlight on Edmonton’s Hydrogen Economy

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Rachel Smith headshotChief Billy Morin HeadshotKate Chisholm HeadshotLeland Oberst Headshot
Rachel Smith / Vice President and General Manager, Canada - Air Products
Chief Billy Morin / Vice Chair, Chief - Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB and Enoch Cree Nation
Kate Chisholm / Senior Vice-President and Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer - Capital Power
Leland Oberst / President and CEO - Innovative Fuel Systems

In 2021, Canada’s first Hydrogen HUB was launched in the Edmonton Region, the result of an alliance of government, Indigenous, academic and economic development experts who want to see the region become a global leader in alternative fuels. There are more than 25 projects underway which will set Canada apart in the transition to a net-zero economy. 

In this Spotlight, we explore why Edmonton is the top choice for investing in hydrogen, Canada’s hydrogen opportunity, and what it will take to build a strong, Canada-wide hydrogen economy.


  1. Edmonton’s energy sector has the brightest mind and best talent with specialized skills to build the future hydrogen economy.
  2. Edmonton and Alberta have much of the right infrastructure to grow a thriving hydrogen infrastructure.
  3. First Nations are being included in the early stages of Edmonton’s hydrogen economy.
  4. Alberta’s natural resources, geology and feedstocks make it an ideal location to begin in the transition to alternative fuels.
Watch and Read the Experts’ Full Interviews: