East Neuk Power to Hydrogen

Exploring the use of hydrogen as a medium for using excess electrical energy which is currently constrained in East Neuk.

The project will assess how the gas and electricity networks, both present and future, could maximise local energy generation, distribution and efficiency in the East Neuk of Fife. 

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An outline map of the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland. In East Neuk we will review the whole energy system where gas and electricity networks work together to maximise local energy generation and distribution. As part of this, excess electricity will be used to produce hydrogen as a low carbon solution.

We will review the whole energy system where gas and electricity networks work together to maximise local energy generation and distribution.As part of this, excess electricity will be used to produce hydrogen as a low carbon solution.

Features

The project will help in developing the whole systems thinking and business case for the use of renewables to hydrogen (those that have not proceeded due to network constraints) and power to hydrogen (P2H) from existing generation in the context of constrained networks.
 
This will help provide a holistic evaluation of the value creation opportunities presented by the different options for using curtailed or purpose-built renewable electricity to maximise economic and carbon benefits. 

Potential benefits

To demonstrate how an integrated hydrogen energy system in Fife will work and how it could function at a much larger scale for Great Britain by:

  • gaining an understanding of the studies and pilot projects that have been carried out in the P2H domain
  • understand the opportunities, value potential and costs of using electricity either in the grid or in the production of hydrogen. 
  • assess how constrained energy could be used to generate and use or store hydrogen. 

Project Collaboration/Partner:

Collaboration:  Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) 
Project partner: E4Tech

 

Funding support

NIA