The proposed 1.87ha development could produce 1,600 tonnes of hydrogen a year and around 8 tonnes of hydrogen a day during peak production, according to the council document.

Alongside modular electrolysis units and fixed hydrogen storage and storage tube trailers, the project would contain an auxiliary process plant, dispenser units, infrastructure for water supply and treatment, internal access roads, foundations, perimeter fencing and security lighting.

A separate Battery Energy Storage Site (BESS) proposal is also being brought forward in parallel with the hydrogen facility which would be capable of storing surplus electricity generated from the wind farm.

It would have a generating capacity of 20MW and require around 16 containers to house lithium-ion batteries, which would be located close to the wind farm’s substation and underground connection to the grid.

SSE plans to hold a public event at the Brora Scout and Guide Hall, on November 22, as well as a ‘virtual exhibition’ between November 21-25.

Gordonbush is a 35 turbine wind farm, west of Brora, Sutherland, with a 71.75MW capacity. The site became fully operational in June 2012.