IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement Annex 18

Task 18: Integrated Systems Evaluation 

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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

 Background

 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  http://www.ieahia.org/page.php?s=d&p=documents&t=task&id=18. Phase 2 has an additional subtask, Subtask 3, which is likewise listed and described below. The Task 18 public website may be accessed at http://iea-hia-annex18.sharepointsite.net/Public/default.aspx.

 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, http://iea-hia-annex18.sharepointsite.net/Public/default.aspx

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:  H2 fueling stations and Integrated RE/H2 energy 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 http://www.ieahia.org/page.php?s=d&p=casestudies). 

Participants

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

Progress

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.