Energy storage becomes of paramount importance as we increase the penetration of renewables in the NEM. There is a lot of focus on short term storage technologies such as batteries, and long term storage in form of pumped Hydro but we would contend Hydrogen provides an ideal middle ground. And with more and more industrial applications for Hydrogen as an energy vector it provides a differentiator in the energy storage debate.
Another of the benefits of renewably generated Hydrogen via Electrolysis is its ability to be used as a Frequency Control Ancilliary service (FCAS). At EnergiePark MAINZ key trials have been undertaken to demonstrate the cost and technical outcomes of Hydrogen production utilizing various energy input methodologies.
The conclusions articulate the possibilities of Electrolysis derived Hydrogen as a key energy storage technology as well as a key tool in providing grid stability.
3 key takeaways from this presentation:
1.New technology in the form of hydrogen
2.There are roles for different technologies in the future (i.e. Electric vehicles & hydrogen vehicles)
3. hydrogen deployments to demonstrate how we can leverage Australia’s abundant renewables for transport, industry and other applications.