Providing grid balancing services is one of the biggest challenges of today’s energy world. Inspired by this very challenge project BALANCE focuses on reversible electrolyser technology which is expected to support the growth of wind and solar energy in renewable energy production share.
Within the project high temperature steam electrolysers are deployed to convert electricity into hydrogen which can then be later used as a fuel or stored to use at a later time. Stored hydrogen can be converted back into electricity by a reversible electrolyser. The BALANCE project partners are trying to to validate its feasibility, since the technology is not yet well developed.
Data share from SMILE
The Samso partners from the SMILE project shared a set of data regarding the energy production and consumption of the Ballen marina in Samsø with the BALANCE project. This will allow a business evaluation of the reversible Solid Oxide Cell technology on island locations with very high level of variable renewable power generation.
The BALANCE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731224.