About Demo4Grid

Europe’s largest Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) will be built in Völs near Innsbruck for the Demonstration of Grid Services and the production of Green Hydrogen for industrial purposes

Within the framework of the Demo4Grid project Europe’s largest single stack electrolyser plant will be build and tested at the Mpreis site in Völs near Innsbruck. The electrolyser should regulate the electricity network of the regional electricity supplier TIWAG and heat the Therese Mölk Bakery of the regional food producer and trader MPreis with green hydrogen. The Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck is the catalyst and regional dissemination point for this important project.The protagonists and European project partners are working responsibly together over a 5 years project time.
Green hydrogen from regional resources for industrial heating and mobility is the overall topic of the project. The deeper aim is the commercial setup and demonstration of a technical solution utilizing “above state of the art” Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) technology for providing grid balancing services in real operational and market conditions. In order to validate existing significant differences in local market and grid requirements Demo4Grid has chosen to setup a demonstration site in Austria to demonstrate a viable business case for the operation of a large scale electrolyser adapted to specific local conditions that will be found throughout Europe. To achieve that, Demo4Grid will demonstrate at this demo site with particular needs for hydrogen:

  1. a technical solution to meet all core requirements for providing grid balancing services with a large scale PAE in direct cooperation with grid operators,
  2. a market based solution to provide value added services and revenues for the operation strategy to achieve commercial success providing grid services and those profits obtained also from the hydrogen application. 
  3. Aiming at the exploitation of the results after the project ends, Demo4Grid will assess the replicability and viability of various business cases Demo4Grid will be the decisive demonstration stage of previous FCH-JU projects related to the PAE addressed in this proposal.

The first project ELYGRID (finished) and the following one ELYntegration (still ongoing) have provided promising results on the development of PAE to provide grid services operating under dynamic profiles (significant results will be shown in this proposal).

The following Info Corner gives an overview about all the hydrogen oriented activities surround the Demo4Grid project, wich are contributed by the project partners from Brussels, Swizzerland, Greece, Spain and Austria/Tyrol. The Green Energy Center Europe in Innsbruck is the main dissemination point for this activities.

Info corner

March 2017

Videos

Grüner Wasserstoff für Mpreis, Tirol und Europa

March 2017

Publications

Demonstration of 4MW Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser for Grid Balancing Services
FCHJU Homepage

Compressor Station

Compressor for the Hydrogen Refueling Stations 350 bar for FCE Trucks 700 bar for FCE Vehicles

FCE Trucks

First Fuel Cell Electric Trucks from Hyundai, expected by mid of 2020

Hydropower Plants

Hydropower Plants of the regional power supply company TIWAG

Fuel Cell Stack

Fuel Cell Stack für a Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (ix35 FCEV)

IHT Electrolyser

Pressurized Alkaline Electrolyser (PAE) for the production of approx.1,5 to Green Hydrogen per day

MPreis Enterprise

Therese Mölk Bakery of the regional food producer and trader MPreis

Hydrogen Storage

Storage for pressurized Hydrogen

Power Grid and Transformer

Power Grid and Transformer Station of TIWAG/TINET

HRS

Hydrogen Refueling Station 350 bar for FCE Trucks 700 bar for FCE Vehicles

Project reference:
736351

Topic:
FCH-02-7-2016 Demonstration of large-scale rapid response electrolysis to provide grid balancing services and to supply hydrogen markets

Project type:
Demonstration

Start date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

End date:
Monday, February 28, 2022

Duration:
60 months

Project cost:
7,736,682.50 €

Project funding:
2,932,554.38 €

Coordinator:
DIADIKASIA SYMVOULOI EPICHEIRISEON AE

Partners:
IHT Industrie Haute Technologie, FHa Fundación para el Desarrollo de las Nuevas Tecnologías del Hidrógeno en Aragón, MPREIS Warenvertriebs GmbH, FEN Sustain Systems GmbH, INYCOM Instrumentacion y Components SA