Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO149: Energizing Teesside: Unlocking green hydrogen potential and grid innovation for a Net Zero UK

James Withers, Research and Design Engineer - Hydrogen systems, ORE Catapult


As the UK moves towards ambitious targets of 50 GW offshore wind and targets for low carbon hydrogen of 10 GW by 2030 a key question lies ahead around if the electricity and gas networks would be fit for purpose to handle such large-scale deployments. In today's electricity grid, there are already existing issues around capacity and grid connection points, with some projects facing delays of up to 10 -15 years. If the UK is to achieve its ambitions of a net zero power grid by 2035, renewable and low carbon hydrogen projects must be able to connect to the grid efficiently. This would need innovation, grid flexibility, investment and planning. The discovery phase of HyCoRe (Hydrogen Cost Reduction) project explores the impact on electricity and gas network by the strategic deployment of electrolysers to answer questions around finding a potential location within the network and exploring the opportunities for network investment reduction and the best ways to incorporate a large-scale increase in renewable generation in the coming years. The Teesside region in North-East England, United Kingdom has a potential big role in aiding the UK towards meeting its net zero targets by 2050. This presentation will discuss the studies conducted both onshore and offshore electricity and gas existing and upcoming infrastructure around the Teesside region for co-locating electrolysers. Discussion and results would focus on a recently concluded case study for the region which looked into aspects around network congestion relieve, challenges with the role of water in electrolysis based hydrogen production, possible ways of getting vast amounts of hydrogen produced offshore through existing and forecasted gas pipeline networks and possible wind farm production scenarios that could be explored within the region.

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