Kickoff Hydrogen Lighthouse Project Description for Berlin October 25th 2022:
Berlin consortium starts detailed project developement on 380 kV line transversal at Reuter West power plant site with 10 MW electrolyser for grid balancing services. For economic efficiency the electrolyser will provide produced hydrogen for water and road transportation, forklifts and the decarbonisation of combined power to heat plant at nearby industry site. The electrolyser heat will be used in the connected heat grid. The produced oxygen will be used by nearby Berlin water utilities.
Detailed description was also started for Berlin´s second lighthouse project: the decabonisation of the BER aiport ecosystem via on site combined renewable energy and hydrogen production. The airport site reveals a huge potential for solar power which will be linked to an electrolyser and the hydrogen backbone in oder to demonstrate the storage capacity for renewable energy. Hydrogen will be used for sector coupling between energy production building supply, ground power units, long distance heavy duty logistics and public transport suplied by the airport filling station. The second hydrogen source is the waste water to hydrogen installation of the nearby water utilities.
Be aware of developing renewable energy sources without considering storage and transportation issues. Only building up sun and wind farms without parallel hydrogen production will lead to a dead end: no public acceptance for standing wind turbines and the high risk of beeing trapped in the fossile past.
Picture of kick-off workshop for airport H2 ecosystem lighthouse project with representatives of BER airport company, electrolyser manufacturer ELOGEN, energy company ENERTRAG, gas network operator ONTRAS public utlities Berlin, Berlin water works BWB, Berlin city cleaning company BSR, H2 Mobility, FES truck retrofitting company for fuel cell solutions, s-H2 – Sustainable Hydrogen, operating company for hydrogen projects