Presentation Description: Hydrogen has long been viewed as a viable means of energy storage for long-duration, high power and long duration energy applications. Although 2020 has seen a massive increase in interest for hydrogen as a means of de carbonizing gas-fired power generation facilities, high capital/operating costs and low round-trip energy efficiencies continue to impede hydrogen energy storage projects. This presentation explores hydrogen energy storage in small-scale micro grid and large-scale combined cycle applications and discusses relative performance/economic attributes compared with more traditional energy storage technologies. Finally, case studies are presented to highlight the long-term prospects for hydrogen energy storage.
Participants will gain an appreciation for how a well known technology, technically feasible with grand capabilities, needs practical and low cost implementations to make them economically justified.