Economic Potential of Wind-Hydrogen
Study for the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure
The increasing share of fluctuating wind and solar energy in power generation results in growing temporary overcapacities. In order to make use of the resulting electricity surplus, energy storage is required. Hydrogen is a medium for stockpiling energy over long periods.
PLANET led a project to investigate the integration of wind-hydrogen systems on power plant scale into the energy system. The study was commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
Its objective was to establish the conditions that facilitate an economically viable operation of wind-hydrogen systems in the long term.
With respect to generating revenue, the work focussed on two markets:
Operating in two very different markets – fuel and power – also creates flexibility and synergies. This increases the economic potential.
The study was carried out in the framework of the National Innovation Programme Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP) and published in April 2014.
PLANET as the principal contractor coordinated and shaped the work. Project partners were: