Wind Energy and Hydrogen Integration

Task 24 of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement

The objective of Task 24 “Wind Energy and Hydrogen Integration” was to explore the technical and economic aspects of hydrogen production using electrolysis with wind energy.

Wind energy can become more reliable when wind farms are coupled to energy storage systems. This will support integrating the growing shares of wind energy in the total electricity generation capacity. Furthermore, wind farms can become multipurpose, decentralised producers of both electricity and hydrogen fuel when the automotive industry enters mass production of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Task 24 consisted of four Subtasks:

  • A: State of the art
  • B: Needed improvements and system integration
  • C: Business concept development
  • D: Applications with emphasis on wind energy management


PLANET represented Germany in Task 24 and lead Subtask C for Business Concept Development. The Subtask considered three main types of wind-hydrogen systems: Mini Grids, plants for Electricity Storage and for Fuel Production.

Subtask C looked into regulations on renewable electricity and alternative fuels in order to assess market opportunities they may generate for hydrogen derived from wind. Regions were analysed with respect to the potential they could provide for wind-hydrogen systems. Ongoing and completed projects were evaluated.

PLANET's contribution to Task 24 was based on our experiences from projects such as HyWindBalance, RES2H2 und HyFLEET:CUTE as well as studies compiled for various energy companies.



Key Information

The task “Wind Energy and Hydrogen Integration” started in April 2007 and had 19 members and 6 contributors. They came from 11 countries and represented a broad range of knowledge in electrolyser manufacturing, wind-hydrogen system development and grid integration. Work has continued up to the end of 2010.

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Task 24 was part of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA). The HIA was established by the International Energy Agency in 1977 to pursue collaborative hydrogen research and development and information exchange among its member countries.

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