The Haeolus project has secured an extension of two years, and will continue until 31st December 2023.
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
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.
Colleagues from UniSannio contributed to a new public deliverable for the HAEOLUS project.
In this report a Model Predictive Control approach is designed.
In the fuel-production control algorithm, hydrogen production objectives are two-fold: to deliver hydrogen as a fuel to (road) vehicles and to provide a demand and generation management solution for energy supply modulation. The priority comes first with the first objective, and then any excess of stored hydrogen will be re-electrified through fuel cell in meeting electrical references.
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We are pleased to announce you a new public deliverable on the HAEOLUS project.
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.
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.
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