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PO146: Floating Wind to Hydrogen Potential in Northern Spain

Hector del Pozo Gonzalez, Project Engineer, Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC)


Due to the significant potential for floating wind energy in northern Spain and the need to reduce the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) and achieve a favorable Return on Investment (ROI) for future projects in these areas, the integration with hydrogen systems appears to be an interesting alternative, harnessing excess wind energy and leverage the existing gas infrastructure. Exploring multiple locations in northern Spain, including Galicia, Asturias, Basque Country, and Catalonia, this analysis utilizes historical seasonal wind data in a spar-based floating wind farm, market prices, and strategically positioned commercial solid oxide electrolyzers, capable of achieving up to 100% conversion efficiency at high temperatures, to assess the feasibility of hydrogen production using the seasonal surplus of floating wind energy. The analysis considers a scenario where both wind farms and electrolyzers are connected to the grid, ensuring a balanced operation in each of the studied locations in Spain when determining total production. The study examines the potential of dedicating a portion of the floating wind farm's capacity to hydrogen production, ranging from 20% to 50% of its nominal capacity across the different locations. Finally, the potential floating wind downtime periods and their impact on overall hydrogen generation are also subject to analysis. Results indicate that hydrogen production varies by season and location. Increased hydrogen production is more likely during non-summer months, particularly in the northwest and northeast regions, while production in the central zone experiences a minor decrease. However, there is a greater possibility of downtime in the northeast and northwest regions, which could lead to increased repair costs and wind and hydrogen power losses. Nevertheless, these ranges are smaller compared to northern European areas due to lower wave impact and fewer extreme wind periods.

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