Update From The Field April 2018:
Power-to-Gas systems and recent large-scale deployments and increasing support


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Table of Contents

Executive Summary (2)

Table of figures (4)

New regulations and initiatives discussed this month (5)

Americas (5)

Europe (6)

Projects updates and announcements (6)

Overview of the 2018 market for utility-scale energy storage projects (6)

Projects announced or contracted this month (7)

Americas (7)

Europe (7)

Projects commissioned this month (8)

Americas (8)

Europe (8)

Focus of the month: Power-to-Gas systems and recent large-scale deployments and increasing support (8)

Power-to-Gas – An indirect competitor to other energy storage technologies (8)

The hydrogen value chain (10)

H2 production(12)

Hydrogen compression and storage (14)

Hydrogen applications (16)

The increasing sizes of Power-to-Gas demonstration projects (16)

Current developments, players, and demonstrations pushing for hydrogen (20)

Power-to-gas for mobility – hydrogen as an energy vector (20)

Examples of the increasing size of electrolyzers in demonstration projects (23)

Consortiums seeking to push hydrogen sector coupling (25)

Financing entities in favor of hydrogen systems (26)

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (Europe) (27)

ARENA and the Renewable Energy Target (Australia) (27)

NOW GmbH and the BMVI (Germany) (28)

Department of Energy and California’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (USA) (28)

NEDO, METI, and the Metropolitan Government (Japan) (28)

Conclusions and remarks on Power-to-Gas (29)

Table of figures

Figure 1. Utility-scale energy storage projects announced/contracted and commissioned in 2017 and 2018 (ongoing)  (6)

Figure 2: Overview of several operating energy storage technologies by size and duration  (9)

Figure 3: Example of pathways for hydrogen  (11)

Figure 4: Value chain of hydrogen: production, storage, and use (11)

Figure 5: Electrolyzer characteristics by technology type (13)

Figure 6: Electrolyzer manufacturers by technology (for hydrogen production)  (14)

Figure 7: Examples of various pathways for hydrogen (16)

Figure 8: Number, size, and location of several hydrogen demonstration projects (18)

Figure 9: Noted application(s) and/or end-use(s) regarding several hydrogen demonstrations (18)

Figure 10: Non-exhaustive timeline of hydrogen system demonstrations (2013 – present) (19)

Figure 11: Hydrogen Mobility Europe H2ME Program  (22)

Figure 12: Table summarizing entities funding hydrogen systems (27)