Excess wind power: international sales or hydrogen production

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Abstract

Expansion of wind power is an important element in Danish climate change abatement policy. Starting from a high penetration of approx 20% however, momentary excess production will become an important issue in the future. Through energy systems analyses using the EnergyPLAN model and economic analyses it is analysed how excess productions are better utilised; through conversion into hydrogen of through expansion of export connections thereby enabling sales. The results demonstrate that particularly hydrogen production is unviable under current costs but transmission expansion could be profitable particularly if transmission and dispatch companies operate under a feed-in tariff system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2005 IEEE St. Peterburg powertech : conference proceedings
Number of pages4
PublisherFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Publication date2005
ISBN (Print)9536313707
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event2005 IEEE St. Peterburg powertech -
Duration: 27 Jun 200530 Jun 2005

Conference

Conference2005 IEEE St. Peterburg powertech
Period27/06/200530/06/2005

Keywords

  • cogeneration
  • hydrogen
  • electrochemical process
  • power transmission
  • wind power generation
  • energy
  • Denmark

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