Hydrogen Region of northwestern Lower Saxony (definition phase)
As the use of renewable energy sources grows in the course of the energy transition, the issue of sustainable energy generation is becoming increasingly relevant. The research project entitled “H₂-ReNoWe” (referring to the “Hydrogen Region” of northwestern Lower Saxony) focuses on green hydrogen, i.e. hydrogen produced by sustainable means.
Junw 2021 until March 2024
Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme
Institut für Technische Thermodynamik
Technische Universität Clausthal
Uniper Kraftwerke GmbH
Uniper Energy Storage GmbH
Project Manager at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems:
This project is intended to contribute to the sustainable management of hydrogen in the Wesermarsch region by switching the Huntorf compressed air energy storage power station to a CO₂-free operating mode. Amongst other things, research is being conducted on the production and storage of renewable energy and its impact on the electricity supply. They will also explore opportunities for integrating and marketing more locally-produced green hydrogen and oxygen in the mobility sector in the future. The research project will build on this and find out how hydrogen can become an established alternative to the existing energy supply. To this end, the existing infrastructure in the Huntorf power station will be utilised and expanded so that the scenarios devised can be simulated and tested on site.
The scientists at the Institute of Networked Energy Systems are mainly responsible for analysing and assessing the potential that the Huntorf power station offers as a location. They are also preparing a simulation of the expected energy flows at the site and analysing their results in preparation for the next steps in the process.