On September 19th, a 140 MW wind farm in Germany was put into operation with a 1 MW electrolysis system from Hydrogenics. The wind farm is located in the municipality of Grapzow (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern District) and is connected via a new substation to the local 50 Hz, 380 kV high-voltage grid, and will reduce CO2 emission by 250,000 tons per year.

Hydrogenics installed a 1 MW Power-to-Gas system inside a newly constructed building. The unit produces 210 Nm3 of H2 per hour. The plant’s owners have the option to use the hydrogen in an internal combustion engine to produce electricity or inject it directly into the local natural gas grid depending on operational needs. The hydrogen compression and storage system stores up to 27 MWh of energy and dramatically increases the overall efficiency of the wind park by tapping into wind energy which would otherwise be wasted.

Hydrogen Storage