Hydrogen fuelling: The smart way to manage renewable energy


Following gasworld’s recent ‘green’ themed magazine and features, Robert McGillivray, Director of Renewable Energy for Hydrogenics, explains through this Focus Feature how renewable energy can be utilised to great effect.

Hydrogen electrolysis fuelling stations can be used as a local resource by the grid operator to provide ancillary services and demand response services. Electrolysis loads are very responsive, reliable and efficient over a broad capacity range compared to the power generators that typically serve these functions on the grid. In this way, hydrogen infrastructure can help solve the problem of undispatchable power coming from renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy sources of power, such as wind and solar, are rapidly being adopted worldwide. They are an attractive source of electrical power as they have little or no emissions, are sustainable and provide a domestic energy source rather than relying on costly energy imports.

The costs of these technologies have continued to drop and governments are promoting their adoption with pricing and tax incentives. Wind farms and solar parks are now visible fixtures on the landscape across Europe and the US, and many other countries around the world.

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