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Demonstration of the operation and performance of a pressurised alkaline electrolyser operating in the hydrogen fuelling station in Porsgrunn, Norway

Demonstration of the operation and performance of a pressurised alkaline electrolyser operating in the hydrogen fuelling station in Porsgrunn, Norway
Demonstration of the operation and performance of a pressurised alkaline electrolyser operating in the hydrogen fuelling station in Porsgrunn, Norway
Operation of the hydrogen filling station at Herøya, Porsgrunn, Norway is reported and analysed in this paper. A 12 bar(g) pressurised alkaline electrolyser with a nominal load of 24 kW provides hydrogen for this filling station and is designed to work with time variable power from renewable resources. Two wind turbines rated at 6 kW each and two solar panels rated at 2.5 kW each are available on site to provide the power for hydrogen production which can then be used to supply a number of fuel cell and modified Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. The station has a hydrogen storage capacity of 6.3 m3 in pressurised tanks at 450 bar(g).

As a part of the authors’ experimental work, operational data and the characteristics of the pressurised alkaline electrolyser installed at the site under different operational modes have been collected and analysed. The archival value of this paper is the presentation and discussion of the electrolyser characteristics which are relevant to the identification of an acceptable control strategy to integrate such electrolyser loads within the power system and thus provide improved performance of the power system when exposed to the highly time variable energy supply from renewable sources.
alkaline electrolyser, electrical grid, hydrogen station, operational performance, renewable power
0196-8904
40-50
Kiaee, Mahdi
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Cruden, Andrew
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Chladek, Petr
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Kiaee, Mahdi
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Cruden, Andrew
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Chladek, Petr
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Infield, David
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Kiaee, Mahdi, Cruden, Andrew, Chladek, Petr and Infield, David (2015) Demonstration of the operation and performance of a pressurised alkaline electrolyser operating in the hydrogen fuelling station in Porsgrunn, Norway. Energy Conversion and Management, 94, 40-50. (doi:10.1016/j.enconman.2015.01.070).

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Operation of the hydrogen filling station at Herøya, Porsgrunn, Norway is reported and analysed in this paper. A 12 bar(g) pressurised alkaline electrolyser with a nominal load of 24 kW provides hydrogen for this filling station and is designed to work with time variable power from renewable resources. Two wind turbines rated at 6 kW each and two solar panels rated at 2.5 kW each are available on site to provide the power for hydrogen production which can then be used to supply a number of fuel cell and modified Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. The station has a hydrogen storage capacity of 6.3 m3 in pressurised tanks at 450 bar(g).

As a part of the authors’ experimental work, operational data and the characteristics of the pressurised alkaline electrolyser installed at the site under different operational modes have been collected and analysed. The archival value of this paper is the presentation and discussion of the electrolyser characteristics which are relevant to the identification of an acceptable control strategy to integrate such electrolyser loads within the power system and thus provide improved performance of the power system when exposed to the highly time variable energy supply from renewable sources.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 January 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 February 2015
Published date: 1 April 2015
Keywords: alkaline electrolyser, electrical grid, hydrogen station, operational performance, renewable power
Organisations: Energy Technology Group

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Local EPrints ID: 374397
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/374397
ISSN: 0196-8904
PURE UUID: f70ffdd9-8ddb-4c6b-b9b1-f79e35859ff8
ORCID for Mahdi Kiaee: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4169-7188
ORCID for Andrew Cruden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3236-2535

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Date deposited: 16 Feb 2015 11:25
Last modified: 01 Oct 2019 00:38

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Author: Mahdi Kiaee ORCID iD
Author: Andrew Cruden ORCID iD
Author: Petr Chladek
Author: David Infield

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