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Technical, financial and operational feasibility of injecting hydrogen gas, generated from electrolysis fed from excess renewables, into the UK gas networks.

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  • National Grid
  • Kiwa
  • Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association
  • Shell

The UK quotient of renewable energy generation is due to increase by a factor of five over the next decade and this will dramatically increase the unpredictability of supply. Coupled with existing curtailment traffic and distribution network bottlenecks, this presents a significant technical and financial challenge. The ITM Power lead project aims to investigate the technical, financial and operational feasibility of injecting hydrogen gas, generated from electrolysis fed from excess renewables, into the UK gas networks.

ITM Power is collaborating in a partnership which includes the Scottish Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (“SHFCA”), and Kiwa Gastec at CRE (“Gastec”), on the £164k feasibility study. The project includes preliminary logistical research, system research, creation of a generation model and the simulation of hydrogen production at a single wind farm.