Fueling station as energy buffer between electricity grid and mobility
The rise of electric mobility and sustainable energy production make new energy systems necessary. The fluctuating character of sustainable energy production cannot be controlled and requires a flexible energy infrastructure with storage capabilities. Also road transport powered by sustainable energy carriers requires a new system for energy supply. In this project calculations are performed to see which value a fueling station can have when integrating the local energy infrastructure with the mobility sector.
HyMatters developed in this project the technical design and calculation model. The results show congestion problems in our local electricity grid when sustainable energy production will further increase. A fueling station can support through converting electricity to hydrogen at the right time. This so called grid support provides that the electricity grid will be used within its capacity limits. Storage on daily, weekly and seasonally basis is needed to match demand and supply. Eventually the hydrogen can be used as fuel for hydrogen electric vehicles. Also charging points are included to meet the needs of battery electric vehicles.
This project shows that the integration of our local energy infrastructure with mobility by means of a fueling station results in a stable and future-proof energy infrastructure. Reinforcement of our existing energy infrastructure is not needed. This saves a lot of money and accelerates the use of new energy carriers for mobility.