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Hydrogen-Aeolic Energy with Optimised eLectrolysers Upstream of Substation

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.

Coordinator

SINTEF AS

Address

Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 597 750

Participants (7)

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COMMUNAUTE D' UNIVERSITES ET ETABLISSEMENTS UNIVERSITE BOURGOGNE - FRANCHE - COMTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 318 125

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 222 140

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 298 750

VARANGER KRAFTVIND AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 870 625

KES KNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT SECURITY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 225 750

STIFTELSEN SINTEF

Norway

HYDROGENICS EUROPE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 2 464 598,63

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779469

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.8.2.

H2020-EU.3.3.8.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 921 215

  • EU contribution

    € 4 997 738,63

Coordinated by:

SINTEF AS

Norway