Visit windpowermonthlyevents.com for the latest on our upcoming conferences and webcasts

E.on to launch wind/hydrogen storage trial

GERMANY: E.on is launching a €5 million project to store wind energy via the country’s gas pipeline system.

Under the scheme, a wind project will power the production of around 360m3 of hydrogen per hour through electrolysis. The hydrogen will be fed into the natural gas pipeline and used conventionally.

The trial is set to become operational by 2013. It will use the Ontras pipeline system.

According to E.on, up to 5% hydrogen can be added into the natural gas grid. It said the figure could rise to 15%.

Professor Klaus-Dieter Maubach, member of the E.on board of management responsible for Technology & Development, said: "We need new storage capacities so that we can further increase the share of weather-dependent wind power in our generation portfolio in coming years.

"Using the existing gas infrastructure to store hydrogen is a promising approach in the long run, enabling us to combine our strengths as a power and gas company."

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Windpower Monthly Events

Search more than 4,500 companies in the Windpower Directory

Latest Jobs

[DAYS_LEFT] DAYS Subscribe Now

Left of your Windpower Monthly free trial

Your free trial Subscribe Now

to Windpower Monthly has expired