Activities Task 18

Integrated Systems Evaluation

Operating Agent:  Dr. Susan Schoenung, Longitude 122 West, Inc.

Term:  Task 18 began in 2004.  Initially slated to run through 2006, Task was extended in a second phase through 2009.

Purpose and Objectives:  The purpose of Task 18 is to provide information about hydrogen integration into society around the world.  The specific objectives are:
  • to provide information, data and analysis to the Task members and the hydrogen community in general
  • to use modeling and analysis tools to evaluate hydrogen demonstration projects in participating countries
  • to support additional analytic activities as appropriate, including preparation of case studies from around the world with a focus on lessons learned


Description:  Task 18 Phase 1 had two major subtasks, which are listed and described below.  Final reports are now available for Phase 1 subtasks A and B at Phase 2 has an additional subtask, Subtask 3, which is likewise listed and described below. The Task 18 public website may be accessed at

Subtask A: Information Base Development(Subtask Leader:  Jean Dube, Services Mij, Inc.)

Subtask A provides data and analysis to the hydrogen community and the public in the form of inventory databases and compiled summaries.  The information is being used to perform trend analysis and formulate lessons learned.  It includes:  
  1. More than 200 National Documents (roadmaps, strategies, etc.), all of which are searchable. This database may be accessed via link on the public website,
  2. An inventory of national Capabilities for the participating countries
  3. Descriptions of National Projects
  4. A hydrogen production technologies database
  5. Links to HySociety and other databases
  6. Case studies

 Subtask B: Systems Studies Optimization for the Future

Subtask B seeks to use modeling and analysis tools to evaluate hydrogen demonstration projects or guide their design and assessment, thereby facilitating validation of models and assumptions. The table below lists the project portfolio under evaluation in Subtask B.  The portfolio is comprised of two major categories:  H2fueling stations and Integrated RE/H2energy systems.  Over half of all projects are renewables based; the remainder of the projects are fossil fuel based.

Project Portfolio under Evaluation in Subtask B

Country Projects Location Modeling focus Evaluation status
Refueling Stations        
Sweden Hydrogen filling station (re grid/electrolysis) Malmo System sizing complete
Iceland Hydrogen filling station (grid/electrolysis) Reykjavik Electrolyzer performance complete
Canada Hydrogen filling station (grid/electrolysis) Vancouver Compressor performance In progress
Grid-connected or stand-alone power systems        
Spain PV/MH-telecom showcase (RE) Madrid Storage sizing done
Japan Regenerative PEM FC-power system (grid) Aichi Storage thermal control complete
UK RE/H2-project Loughborough Economic performance In progress
Italy Hydrogen from the Sun Brescia System efficiency Phase  2
Combined fuel and electricity generation        
USA Hydrogen energy/refuelling station (NG) Las Vegas System performance done
USA Hydrogen power park (RE) DTE or HI Compressor and storage optimization Phase  2
Infrastructure demonstrations        
Denmark Natural gas / hydrogen pipeline, boiler Copenhagen Economics In negotiation
Residential heat and power        
France Building fuel cell evaluation 5 sites Fuel cell / system performance Case Study
Other Potential Phase 2 projects        
New Zealand Renewable hydrogen at remote site Totara Valley Renewables integration Phase 2
Spain Renewable hydrogen for desalination plant Canary Islands Performance analysis Phase 2
Australia HART SAPS project Cape Barren Is. (Tasmania) Stand alone power system Phase 2
France Maghreb-Europe Algeria System optimization Phase 2
Germany Refueling station Munich or Berlin Station sizing and economics Phase 2

In Phase 2, Subtask B will include economic analysis system optimization and economic analysis in its quantitative evaluation.

Subtask C: Synthesis and Learning (Subtask Leader: Dr mary Gillie CEng, EA Technology Limited)

Non-technical aspects of systems analysis are the subject of Subtask C, which will develop qualitative lessons learned in demonstration project evaluation. Lessons learned will encompass practical guidance in System Design, Project Design and Overall Performance. Other Subtask C activities include trend analysis, a comparative and technical analysis as well as development of new case studies that continues the case study tradition begun under Task 11. (See case studies at  


The current task participant list includes:
Member Organization
Canada Services Mij, Inc.
Canada Natural Resources Canada
Denmark Danish Gas Technology Center
European Commission Joint Research Center
France IFP
Iceland Icelandic New Energy, Ltd
Italy ENEA Research Center
Italy Catholic University
Japan AIST
Japan Engineering Advancement Association of Japan
The Netherlands ECN
Norway IFE
Spain INTA
Sweden Eo.N.
UK University of Strathclyde
UK Sgurr Energy
USA Longitude 122 West, Inc.
USA Sandia National Laboratories


Substantial progress has been made on Subtasks A and B in Phase 1.  Subtask C, launched in conjunction with the kick off of Phase 2, is on track.

Read the Final Report:
More Reports:

Support Documents

National Documents

National Organizations

national projects

Selected Case studies

Subtask A, Hydrogen Resource Study 2008, Original documents for Bibliography

Subtask A, Hydrogen Resouce Study 2008, Resource Study Draft Bibliography

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