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Bord na Mona Planning Offaly Hydrogen Project As New Wind Farm Is Switched On

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on OffalyLive.

The policy of the Bord na Mona is described in detail in the article.

This paragraph describes the green hydrogen development.

The development will be two megawatts and will comprise a hydrogen electrolysis plant containing an electrolyser, three high pressure hydrogen storage units, a generator, a substation and an underground cable connecting to a wind turbine 600 metres away.

Surely, this hydrogen will have the right to be marketed as genuine Irish green hydrogen!

For those of you, who are confused by the various colours of hydrogen, this page on the National Grid web site, which is entitled The Hydrogen Colour Spectrum gives a useful guide.

Note that there is no orange hydrogen defined as yet, but there is a yellow hydrogen defined like this.

Yellow hydrogen is a relatively new phrase for hydrogen made through electrolysis using solar power.

So it does look, that yellow hydrogen, which could be called orange hydrogen at a pinch, is as environmentally-friendly as green hydrogen.


August 18, 2022 - Posted by | Energy, Hydrogen | , , , ,


  1. As ive said in previous responses every windfarm should be equipped with either electrolysers or batteries or both to soak up excess power when the grid either can’t absorb it or its constrained off. If they got no payments in these situations they would be incentivised to build this infrastructure at the moment they are in receipt of free cash to pay dividends.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | August 19, 2022 | Reply

    • Absolutely right!

      Cleeve Hill Solar Park is being built that way clos to the substation where the London Array wind farm comes onshore.

      My experience of finance tells me that if the numbers add up, getting finance for this type of project won’t be difficult.

      I also think, that some of the new energy storage systems like Energy Dome, Gravitricity, Highview Power, Rheenergise and others will be ideal for these applications.

      Comment by AnonW | August 19, 2022 | Reply

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