Wind Energy and Power Grids
Award for HyWindBalance
Partners and Sponsors
Companies and organisations with a variety of backgrounds cooperate in the research and development project HyWindBalance: scientific bodies, engineering companies and consultancies in the fields of wind energy, hydrogen technology and IT as well as financial service providers and utilities. The project is co-funded by the federal state of Lower Saxony, the European Regional Development Fund, and EWE AG.
The main aim of this joint venture is to develop a wind hydrogen system that, in its function as a »virtual power plant«, establishes the following options for wind energy:
It is noteworthy that wind-hydrogen systems provide balancing power free of carbon dioxide.
In the medium term, it will be possible to sell hydrogen from excess wind energy to other markets than the energy sector, for example as fuel for road vehicles. Such diversification of wind energy can relieve the electricity market from excess production.