Exploitation of Power-to-Gas for Ancillary Services Provision in the Netherlands

Bart Tuinema, P.K.S. Ayivor, V. Garcia Suarez, M.E. Adabi , L. Liu, J.L. Rueda Torres, Peter Palensky, Mart van der Meijden

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In the future energy system, hydrogen as an energy carrier will play a role of increasing importance. Electrical energy can be converted into hydrogen locally by electrolysers and stored for a relatively long period. Then, the hydrogen can be used by final consumers like the transportation system or industries, as conceptually illustrated in Fig. 1. The flexibility of electrolysers offers promising possibilities for electrical grid support by the provision of ancillary services. Currently, a pilot power-to-gas facility with a 1-MW electrolyser is installed in the northern part of the Netherlands. A larger electrolysis plant of 300 MW may be installed in this area later. The feasibility of this large-scale plant, its impact on the stability of the electrical transmission network and the possibilities for ancillary services provision are currently being investigated in the project TSO2020 [1].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Cigré Symposium 2019
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCIGRE 2019: Symposium Aalborg - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 4 Jun 20197 Jun 2019


ConferenceCIGRE 2019
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  • Ancillary Services
  • Electrolyser
  • Power System Stability
  • Real-Time Simulation


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