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Hydrogen & Clean Power Integration

Updated: Aug 31, 2022

Typically based on 4 x 3-hour sessions for online delivery.

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Course objectives – is this for you?

This course is a time-efficient and accessible examination of the factors that need to be considered when connecting hydrogen production to low-carbon power generation (including both renewables and nuclear).

It addresses questions around capacity sizing, the value (or not) of flexible operation, electricity and hydrogen costs, and project deployment viability. In addition to the direct integration of hydrogen production with dedicated renewable power, it will also assess how this option stacks up against ‘virtual’ integration (buying power through the grid).

The course explains the crucial technical, economic and market context considerations, illustrating key concepts with both market trend data and simple, Excel-based calculations and models (which will be provided to attendees).

Unlike many hydrogen-focused courses, this one will approach the subject very much from the clean power producer’s perspective too; asking why, when and how it might make sense to consider integrating hydrogen production into new or existing projects.


Session 1: Technology factors in electrolysers and clean electricity supply

An essential review of the inputs and outputs of electrolyser systems, focusing in particular on electricity input requirements. Plus a clear perspective on the question of 'variability' and the various options, restrictions and delivery factors associated with the multiple potential sources of clean power.

Session 2: The economics of hydrogen production and sources of electricity

A quantitative assessment of the economic of green hydrogen production and the variables that impact production cost, including electricity prices at different operating conditions, the evolving market value of clean power and the impact of grid costs.

Session 3: Sizing electrolysers and clean power capacity

An illustration of the factors which determine the optimum relative sizing of electrolyser and clean power capacities, including the impact of electrolyser operational limits, electricity costs/prices and the hybridisation of electricity supply.

Session 4: Integrating clean power with hydrogen, for large-scale storage and power system flexibility

A discussion of the potential market need, value and business cases for including hydrogen as an essential part of future clean power system flexibility and reliability. Included quantitative illustrations of the interplay between hydrogen and battery storage and addressing issues of efficiency, cost and system economics.

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