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ITM Power and Ørsted: Wind Turbine Electrolyser Integration

The title of this post is the same as that of this press release from ITM Power.

This is the introductory paragraph.

ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to share details of a short project sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), in late 2019, entitled ‘Hydrogen supply competition’, ITM Power and Ørsted proposed the following:  an electrolyser placed at the wind turbine e.g. in the tower or very near it, directly electrically connected to the DC link in the wind turbine, with appropriate power flow control and water supplied to it. This may represent a better design concept for bulk hydrogen production as opposed to, for instance, remotely located electrolysers at a terminal or platform, away from the wind turbine generator, due to reduced costs and energy losses.

Some points from the remainder of the press release.

  • Costs can be saved as hydrogen pipes are more affordable than under-water power cables.
  • The proposed design reduced the need for AC rectification.

After reading the press release, it sounds like the two companies are performing a serious re-think on how wind turbines and their links to get energy on-shore are designed.

Will they be using redundant gas pipes to bring the hydrogen ashore?

April 7, 2020 - Posted by | World | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. […] There will be a merging between Wind power and hydrogen generation, as I described in ITM Power and Ørsted: Wind Turbine Electrolyser Integration. […]

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  2. […] Conversion of wind power to hydrogen at or near the offshore  turbines, which I wrote about in ITM Power and Ørsted: Wind Turbine Electrolyser Integration. […]

    Pingback by What Does the Future of Offshore Wind Energy Look Like? « The Anonymous Widower | July 2, 2020 | Reply

  3. […] I’ll repeat what I said in ITM Power and Ørsted: Wind Turbine Electrolyser Integration. […]

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