Project Duration: 2011-2014
Source of funds: FCH JU under 7th Framework Programme & INYCOM
ELYGRID - Improvements to Integrate High Pressure Alkaline Electrolysers for Electricity/H2 production from Renewable Energies to Balance the Grid.
ELYGRID Project Goals
The reduction of the total cost of hydrogen produced via electrolysis couple to Renewable Energy Sources.
To improve the efficiency related to complete system by 20 % reducing the operational costs.
To reduce capital costs by 25%.
What is Elygrid?
ELYGRID Project aims at contributing to the reduction of the total cost of hydrogen produced via electrolysis couple to Renewable Energy Sources, mainly wind turbines, and focusing on megawatt size electrolyzes (from 0,5 MW and upwards). The objectives are to improve the efficiency related to complete system by 20 % (10 % related to the stack, and 10 % to electrical conversion) and to reduce costs by 25%.
The work was structured in 3 different parts, namely: cells improvements, power electronics, and balance of plant (BOP). Two scalable prototype electrolyzers were tested in facilities which allowed feeding with renewable energies (photovoltaic and wind).
Inycom developed the SCADA system for remote control and communication of the IHT alkaline water electrolyser in FHA facilities.