With increasing wind penetration into the Danish electricity mix it becomes harder and harder to balance the grid by exporting the excess wind power to neighbouring countries.
A Power-to-X systems is a potential gamechanger, it allows excess wind to be converted into energy chemicals like Hydrogen, Ammonia and Methanol which can then be used in hard to abate sectors like cement production, fertilizer production, and the maritime logistics.
This is a revolutionary way to operate the power grid that raises many questions regarding the most optimal solution, some these questions we try to answer in ClusterSoutH2.
What is ClusterSoutH2?
ClusterSoutH2 is a Danish project under the “Lighthouse Sydjylland” which is a triple-helix partnership across companies, knowledge institutions and public actors, each of which will elevate local efforts to international business strengths aiming toward the design and operation of a large grid-connected hybrid power plant.
The funds have been allocated from the Danish Business Promotion Board and REACT-EU.
Our objectives in ClusterSoutH2 are to:
Build an optimization model that determines the optimal dimensions of subsystems in a Power-to-X plant that produces Ammonia.
Convert energy and power market insights from academic partners into commercial actions.
Explore the potential value in sector coupling and the optimal development path for unlocking that value.
What is the most important competing solution?
Hybrid power plant software such as Homer Energy and PVSOL are intended for off-grid and not for large grid applications.
What will the project include?
The project includes data analysis, model development & validation, development of a Power-to-X evaluation tool.
Fund: The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Aalborg University (AAU)
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