After the polar night, the sun has returned to Berlevåg, and our plant, finally completed after two years of Covid disruption, enjoys its first moments basking in the new year’s sunshine!
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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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.