Michael's 2019 Papers

Paper at Wind Europe 2019, 2-4 April, Bilbao, Spain.

Stavy, Michael, Is Hydrogen Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time on the European Grid? , WindEurope 2019,  2-4 April, Bilbao, Spain.

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Wind Europe 2019 Delegates (and members of the public), right below you can download my WindEurope 2019 HSP LCOS Algorithm EXCEL WORKBOOK

Abstract–  A bulk energy storage plant can be used on the European (North American) electric grid for ancillary services, daily, weekly or seasonal wind energy storage.

The goal of this WindEurope-2019 paper is to determine whether hydrogen energy storage is ready for prime time on the European (North American) grid.

To determine this, the author developed a hydrogen storage plant (HSP) levelized cost of storage (LCOS) Algorithm. The algorithm is used for sensitivity analysis.

This paper discusses the hydrogen storage (HS) technology, focusing on the three phases of all HSP; one, the production of the hydrogen, two, the storage of the hydrogen, three, the use of stored hydrogen as the fuel to generate electricity.

The WindEurope 2019 Conference – HSP LCOS Algorithm uses “project accounting” to compute a separate LCOS for the HSP charging, storage and discharging phases. To compute the LCOS, the author’s WindEurope 2019 Conference HSP LCOS Algorithm requires 22 energy storage plant (ESP) specifications (specs; metrics). The 22 HSP specs (metrics) are defined with a set of standard (SI) hydrogen units.

Based on the author’s sensitivity derived LCOS values and the author’s inability to locate in the literature, any actual bulk HSP on the European (North American) gird, the author’s conclusion is NO, H2 energy storage is not yet ready for prime time on the European (American) grid.

This paper is based on the author’s his two papers on the cost of producing hydrogen by electrolysis, his three paper’s on the carbon content of hydrogen, his eight published paper’s on the finances of hydrogen energy storage, and his one paper on the cost of electricity generated by a hydrogen powered fuel cell.

Below download a schematic of a H2 Storage Plant below.

Below download Michael’s WindEurope 2019 LCOS Conference Paper

Below download Michael’s WindEurope 2019 LCOS Long Form Paper.

Below download the 75th Birthday Edition of Michael’s Wind Europe 2019 Poster. The colors are great and the data is accurate. It will look good on your office wall.

Michael’s WindEurope 2018- LCOS Paper, the WEU-18 Excel Workbook Algorithm and the WEU-18 Conference Poster can be downloaded at https://tinyurl.com/y76zkbdm

Michael’s WindEurope 2018 Conference Presenter Biography is @ https://tinyurl.com/y9d6puss

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Paper at WindPower 2019, 20-23 May, Houston, TX

Meet Michael at the Rothko Chapel to contemplate grid scale hydrogen energy storage

Stavy, Michael, Is Hydrogen Energy Storage Ready for Prime Time on the North American Grid? , WindPower Convention 2019,  20-23 May, Houston, TX.


Abstract–  A bulk energy storage plant can be used on the North American electric grid for ancillary services, daily, weekly or seasonal wind energy storage.

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The goal of this WindPower 2019 paper is to determine whether hydrogen energy storage is ready for prime time on the North American grid.

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