Hydrogen production is beneficial for renewable energy. The enhanced production flexibility of electrolysers helps adapt production to the variable nature of energy – electricity produced during periods of high production and low consumption is then converted into hydrogen.
The hydrogen produced through renewable energy can then be used to operate hydrogen electric vehicles or hybrid battery/hydrogen vehicles. In this instance, it allows any surplus energy to be re-used immediately in addition to optimising network management, resulting in enhanced profitability for production installations. At a time where feed-in tariffs are being devised, energy unions, companies and local authorities have grasped the benefits of hydrogen transport.
By 2030, the technology used to store hydrogen on a large-scale and the related economic models will be ready. This will make it possible to convert this hydrogen either into gas (“Power to Gas”) or into electricity prior to it being injected back into the network.