Hydrogenics to supply project in Norway


Hydrogenics Corporation, along with a European consortium consisting of SINTEF, the Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Tecnalia, UniSannio, Varanger Kraft and KES, will deliver a 2.5-megawatt electrolyser-based energy storage system directly connected to a 45-megawatt wind farm in Norway.

Varanger Kraft’s wind farm, located in Raggovidda, is already one of the most efficient in Europe. However, due to limitations within the local transmission grid, the project’s capacity of 200 megawatts cannot currently be realised. The consortium – named Haeolus – will enable the production of clean hydrogen (H2) using some of the excess power produced from wind in the region.

Hydrogenics’ PEM-based electrolysers are customisable and scalable for multi-megawatt applications – without sacrificing efficiency, response or durability – and the compactness of the company’s technology delivers energy storage in a significantly smaller plant footprint.

The Haeolus system will be remotely controlled and monitored due to environmental conditions at the wind farm and lack of accessibility during winter, when the area is covered by a thick layer of snow.

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