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Hydrogen-Aeolic Energy with Optimised eLectrolysers Upstream of Substation

Objective

The Haeolus project will install a 2 MW electrolyser in the remote region of Varanger, Norway, inside the Raggovidda wind farm, whose growth is limited by grid bottlenecks.
The electrolyser will be based on PEM technology and will be integrated with the wind farm, hydrogen storage and a smaller fuel cell for re-electrification.
To maximise relevance to wind farms across the EU and the world, the plant will be operated in multiple emulated configurations (energy storage, mini-grid, fuel production).
Like many large wind farms, especially offshore, Raggovidda is difficult to access, in particular in winter: Haeolus will therefore deploy a remote monitoring and control system allowing the system to operate without personnel on site.
Maintenance requirements will be minimised by a specially developed diagnostic and prognostic system for the electrolyser and BoP systems.

The containerised electrolyser is a standard model carried by project partner Hydrogenics. The integrated system will be housed in a specially erected hall to protect it from the Arctic winter and allow year-round access. The integrated system of electrolyser, fuel cells, and wind farm will be designed for flexibility in demonstration, to allow emulating different operating modes and grid services.

Haeolus answers the AWP's challenge with the widest possible project scope, with operation modes not limited to the site's particular needs but extended to all major use cases, and several in-depth analyses (released as public reports) on the business case of electrolysers in wind farms, their impact on energy systems and the environment, and their applicability in a wide range of conditions.

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Coordinator

SINTEF AS
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 597 750

Participants (7)

COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 318 125
Address
32 Avenue De L'observatoire
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 222 140
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 298 750
Address
Piazza Guerrazzi 1
82100 Benevento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VARANGER KRAFTVIND AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 870 625
Address
Nyborgveien 70
9815 Vadso
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KES KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT SECURITY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 750
Address
Via Mario Vetrone Snc
82100 Benevento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
HYDROGENICS EUROPE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 2 464 598,63
Address
Nijverheidsstraat 48C
2260 Westerlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)