The Haeolus project is very excited to announce that finally, on the 15th of June 2021, KES, in collaboration with Hydrogenics and Varanger Kraft, started the first of a suite of tests developed by Tecnalia for the energy-storage control strategy. With this, the 2.5 year long demonstration phase is officially started, after several delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors. The tests were run from Benevento in Italy to demonstrate remote operation, which is a key feature of Haeolus.
Haeolus in a nutshell
The Project in Brief
More Wind Power
More Wind Power
Haeolus shall demonstrate several control strategies allowing wind-hydrogen integration, reducing the unpredictability of power produced by a wind farm, and thereby enabling much higher rates of renewable energy penetration in the European grid.
Haeolus will develop and test control strategies for each mode of operation for wind-hydrogen systems: energy storage, mini-grid and fuel production. The results will be relevant to many wind farms across Europe and worldwide.
2,5 MW Electrolyser
2,5 MW Electrolyser
Haeolus will demonstrate for the first time a 2,5 MW PEM electrolyser with a single-cell stack: a unique PEM cell stack, developed by Hydrogenics, will contain up to 420 cells. We will analyse the data from this electrolyser and benchmark against the results from other EU projects.
Very often, wind parks are in inaccessible regions—as is the case for our site of Raggovidda, Norway. Haeolus will demonstrate the ability to run a wind-hydrogen system in a remotely controlled setup, with only occasional on-site maintenance.
Haeolus will deliver public reports with analyses of business-case, techno-economical factors, environmental impact, impact on the European energy system, and a technology roadmap towards the MAWP 2013 targets.
In the News
After a 2020 with so many delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are happy to report that the hydrogen system (both electrolyser, fuel cell, converters etc.) is on the way to Berlevåg, and is scheduled to arrive on 5 May 2021.
Personnel from Hydrogenics just arrived on site, after a week of quarantine at Oslo airport. From tomorrow, you may peek at the operations from the webcam in Berlevåg’s harbour.
A small and apparently obscure modification to the Norwegian Regulation for Grids and Energy Markets has just been announced by the Norwegian Government. As it happens, it may have a major impact on Haeolus and similar projects.
Haeolus will be strongly represented at the upcoming Next Generation Electrolysers conference on 8-9 December 2020. The conference has an industrial focus and it’s the place you want to be if your company wants a piece of the action in large-scale hydrogen production.
Work Package leaders in Haeolus
Hydrogenics, Project Manager
Emiel is responsible for exploitation management in the project.
Tor Einar Løkke Pedersen
Varanger Krafthydrogen, Business Developer
Tor Einar is responsible for operations on site.
Elisabet Amat Guasch
Tecnalia, Senior Technologist
Elisabet is responsible for life-cycle analysis of wind-hydrogen plants like Raggovidda.
Oreste Riccardo Natale
KES, Project Manager
Riccardo is responsible for the design, deployment and demonstration of the control software with which the demonstration will be run. He is also responsible for the project's data management.
UTBM, Associate Professor
Elodie is responsible for prognostics and dissemination activities.
UniSannio, Senior Research Scientist
Valerio is responsible for the development of control algorithms for the hydrogen production plant