ENGIE EPS Unveils Hydrogen-Based Energy Storage

Industry News – Monday, October 19, 2020

ENGIE EPS, an industrial player within the ENGIE group developing technologies to revolutionize the energy and mobility announces the unveiling of the hydrogen-based energy storage system built with its proprietary technology in Agkistro, Greece. Commissioning and Site Acceptance Test have been completed successfully.

The Agkistro site has been developed in the frame of the EU- H2020 funded project entitled “Remote area Energy supply with Multiple Options for integrated hydrogen-based Technologies” (REMOTE). The goal is to demonstrate the advantages of hydrogen-based technologies for renewable energy storage in isolated and off-grid areas. At the European Sustainable Energy Week 2020 REMOTE has been awarded as the best renewable energy project in the Innovation section.

The equipment at Agkistro consists of ENGIE EPS‘ hydrogen “Power-to-Power” system made by an electrolyzer, converting electricity into hydrogen (Power-to-Gas), and a fuel cell system, converting hydrogen stored in large quantities back to electricity (Gas-to-Power), both based on ENGIE EPS’ proprietary technology covered by more than 130 patents. The system will benefit from the continuous availability of the renewable hydroelectric energy that allows to minimize the Power-to-Gas sizing, while covering peak load request and guaranteeing back up energy thanks to the 500 kWh hydrogen storage equivalent net energy.

This technology will enable HORIZON S.A., a Greek renewable energy player to supply an energy independent agri-food processing unit by using part of the produced energy from the nearby HORIZON owned hydroelectric plant.

“ENGIE EPS has pioneered hydrogen since 2005, and has been at the forefront of battery storage and microgrids since 2012” said Carlalberto Guglielminotti, ENGIE EPS’ CEO and General Manager “With the finalization of the Agkistro’s plant, our hydrogen proprietary technology is now proven in 4 continents as the only available option to make microgrids 100% green. For the future, we are also targeting utility- scale opportunities as system integrator and technology provider, leveraging our patented technology platform and unparalleled hydrogen and storage experience for our Industrial Solutions product line”.


Source & Image: ENGIE EPS | engie-eps.com

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