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Title: The Economic Potential of Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Producing Hydrogen

Abstract

This report is one in a series of reports that Idaho National Laboratory and the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis are publishing that address the technical and economic aspects of nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems (N-R HESs). This report discusses an analysis of the economic potential of a tightly coupled N-R HES that produces electricity and hydrogen. Both low and high temperature electrolysis options are considered in the analysis. Low-temperature electrolysis requires only electricity to convert water to hydrogen. High temperature electrolysis requires less electricity because it uses both electricity and heat to provide the energy necessary to electrolyze water. The study finds that, to be profitable, the examined high-temperature electrosis and low-temperature electrosis N-R HES configurations that produce hydrogen require higher electricity prices, more electricity price volatility, higher natural gas prices, or higher capacity payments than the reference case values of these parameters considered in this analysis.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Strategic Programs (SP)
OSTI Identifier:
1351061
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A50-66764
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
08 HYDROGEN; electrolysis; nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems; electricity price; renewable energy; JISEA; hydrogen

Citation Formats

Ruth, Mark, Cutler, Dylan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, and Stark, Greg. The Economic Potential of Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Producing Hydrogen. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1351061.
Ruth, Mark, Cutler, Dylan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, & Stark, Greg. The Economic Potential of Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Producing Hydrogen. United States. doi:10.2172/1351061.
Ruth, Mark, Cutler, Dylan, Flores-Espino, Francisco, and Stark, Greg. Sat . "The Economic Potential of Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Producing Hydrogen". United States. doi:10.2172/1351061. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351061.
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title = {The Economic Potential of Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems Producing Hydrogen},
author = {Ruth, Mark and Cutler, Dylan and Flores-Espino, Francisco and Stark, Greg},
abstractNote = {This report is one in a series of reports that Idaho National Laboratory and the Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis are publishing that address the technical and economic aspects of nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems (N-R HESs). This report discusses an analysis of the economic potential of a tightly coupled N-R HES that produces electricity and hydrogen. Both low and high temperature electrolysis options are considered in the analysis. Low-temperature electrolysis requires only electricity to convert water to hydrogen. High temperature electrolysis requires less electricity because it uses both electricity and heat to provide the energy necessary to electrolyze water. The study finds that, to be profitable, the examined high-temperature electrosis and low-temperature electrosis N-R HES configurations that produce hydrogen require higher electricity prices, more electricity price volatility, higher natural gas prices, or higher capacity payments than the reference case values of these parameters considered in this analysis.},
doi = {10.2172/1351061},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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