Periodic Reporting for period 3 - HyBalance (HyBalance)
Reporting period: 2018-01-01 to 2019-03-31
This project will develop a model in which the operation of the hydrogen plant is simulated on hourly basis in relation to hourly power prices, the need for balancing the electricity grid and hydrogen demand.
During period 2, the detailed design of the plant has been completed, the plant has been constructed and test and commissioning has started. Furthermore a report on the stakeholders within hydrogen for mobility has been completed.
During period 3, the project has achieved a remarkable and significant milestone with the construction of the plant. Early 2018 (the 3rd year of the program), the technical team have addressed the punch list items of the Site Acceptance Tests in order to release the start-up of operations. The plant was inaugurated in September 3rd 2018 and the event gathered customers and project partners as well as Danish authorities.
The main achievements after the startup phase includes :
- the first successful delivery of Hydrogen through tube trailers to industrial and mobility market
- the construction of a pipeline to serve a local industrial customer directly from the Hybalance plant to its site
- The management of operations to stabilize equipment performance at nominal capacity and to ramp up the hydrogen production
For the final period of the project, the team will keep focusing on the reliability improvements as well as the implementation of grid services.
This project will be a reference to achieve the lowest possible energy and hydrogen supply costs mainly with the ambition to draw from cheap renewable electricity.
HyBalance furthermore seeks to demonstrate how green hydrogen from electrolysis over time can become a competitive option to produce hydrogen from steam methane reforming (SMR). The communication and dissemination part of the HyBalance project aims to establish a solid knowledge basis and to develop tools, which can be further utilized in other similar projects.
More generally, Hybalance is aligned with EU and Danish climate and energy targets that demonstrate how hydrogen can play a role in the future energy system.