A technical evaluation of Wind-Hydrogen (WH) demonstration projects in Europe

L. Valverde, D. Ali, M. Abdel-Wahab, J Guerra, David Hogg

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Abstract

Investment in Renewable Energy Sources (RES) is at the center of energy policy in Europe. A key shortcoming of renewable energy is the issue of intermittency which can pose a risk to the security of energy supply. Energy storage thus becomes essential in order to address the mismatch between energy demand and supply. The utilization of Wind-Hydrogen (WH) energy storage systems and Fuel Cells provides a viable solution. This paper presents a technical evaluation of Wind Hydrogen (WH) Demonstration projects in Europe; the scope of evaluation includes a comparative analysis of: design criteria, operation and energy management together with technical challenges. It is argued that Renewable Hydrogen and Fuel cell Energy systems require more efficient electrolyzers and better energy management systems and that lab-scale testing is essential in order to inform the development of future demonstration projects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Fourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
Subtitle of host publication(POWERENG)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1098-1104
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781467363921
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 13 May 201317 May 2013

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives
Abbreviated titlePOWERENG
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period13/05/1317/05/13

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Keywords

  • hydrogen
  • fuel cells
  • wind turbines
  • renewable energy sources
  • Europe
  • educational institutions

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Valverde, L., Ali, D., Abdel-Wahab, M., Guerra, J., & Hogg, D. (2013). A technical evaluation of Wind-Hydrogen (WH) demonstration projects in Europe. In 2013 Fourth International Conference on Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives: (POWERENG) (pp. 1098-1104). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PowerEng.2013.6635764