The demonstrator brings together real-time, end-to-end hydrogen production, storage, and use in a facility using the campus as a “living laboratory”. Leading technology via the Smart Energy Network Demonstrator (SEND) in monitoring and managing production.
Linked to prediction modelling, renewable energy production and demand allows smart control of hydrogen to maximise the efficiency of on-site wind and solar energy production. This allows us to produce hydrogen when renewable energy is abundant leaving more room for battery storage on site to really maximise our onsite storage.
Other demonstration projects at Keele include: