For the first time since January 2020, the Haeolus consortium could meet again in person for a project meeting in Belfort.
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
How much money can be made by an electrolyser providing balancing services to the grid? Haeolus researchers have recently published an article detailing just that, and there are some unexpected results.
The article has been published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and is available from this link (open access).
The Haeolus data platform has now been made available for the public. During operation, it will be possible to monitor critical parameters of our units as they adapt to the actual wind production according to our control algorithms.
For now, the page is fairly quiet, but will be more lively when long-term tests will start. See our Livestream page for how to log in to the server.
This year, the focus will be on modelling, diagnostics and prognostics of electrochemical hybrid systems, including fuel cells and batteries.
Save the dates, follow the link and stay tuned for the programme!
Tecnalia propose a deliverable that defines the suite of test protocols that will be used to assess the demonstration performance of the HAELOLUS system when configured for operations in the fuel-production use case. Fuel-production use case covers the option of the combination of the wind-hydrogen systems that maximise the
production of hydrogen by the electrolyser feed by the energy coming from the wind farm. These protocols shall ensure that all relevant aspects of that control algorithms shall be tested during demonstration.
Work Package leaders in Haeolus
Marina Isasa Sarralde
Tecnalia, Senior Researcher
Marina is responsible for life-cycle analysis for wind-hydrogen plants like Raggovidda.
Tor Einar Løkke Pedersen
Varanger Krafthydrogen, Business Developer
Tor Einar is responsible for operations on site and for exploitation of project results.
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