This is a research project to store energy from wind turbines by producing hydrogen gas when there is no capacity to sell it directly to a power grid (e.g. too much production, electricity export constraints etc.).
Hydrogen can later be used to make electricity, either back into the grid or to power a zero-emission vehicle.
There are three main modes we will test in this project:
1 - storing energy for later use,
2 - making power production follow a certain demand (e.g. on an island with a wind turbine, storing and consuming hydrogen to provide everyone electricity); this is a constraint on electricity production.
3 - producing hydrogen fuel for e.g. fuel-cell buses, cars or other uses; this is a constraint on hydrogen production.
Also, this is a EU-funded project. Hinting at the color scheme of the EU flag or of the FCH JU (see fch.europa.eu) is appreciated, but not compulsory.
The project involves Norway, Belgium, Italy, France, and Spain. The demonstration site is in a remote area of northern Norway (Berlevåg).