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Title: Optimizing investments in coupled offshore wind-electrolytic hydrogen storage systems in Denmark

In response to electricity markets with growing levels of wind energy production and varying electricity prices, this research examines incentives for investments in integrated renewable energy power systems. A strategy for using optimization methods for a power system consisting of wind turbines, electrolyzers, and hydrogen fuel cells is explored. This research reveals the investment potential of coupling offshore wind farms with different hydrogen systems. The benefits in terms of a return on investment are demonstrated with data from the Danish electricity markets. This research also investigates the tradeoffs between selling the hydrogen directly to customers or using it as a storage medium to re-generate electricity at a time when it is more valuable. Finally, this research finds that the most beneficial configuration is to produce hydrogen at a time that complements the wind farm and sell the hydrogen directly to end users.
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  1. Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)
  2. Aarhus Univ. (Denmark)
  3. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  4. Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0378-7753
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Power Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 359; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0378-7753
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Program (EE-3F)
Country of Publication:
United States
25 ENERGY STORAGE; wind power; hydrogen; renewable energy; power-to-hydrogen; power-to-gas; electrolysis; fuel cell; business case
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