The Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) has published a new report suggesting ways that industrial electrification and hydrogen production may provide flexibility and grid services in the future electric power system.
“Increasing Electric Power System Flexibility: The Role of Industrial Electrification and Green Hydrogen Production” outlines the need for increased system flexibility as higher levels of renewables are reached in the future electric power system, and details how the electrification of industrial loads and the use of hydrogen will become important factors in system planning.
“Flexibility is increasingly seen as the critical tool for dealing with the increasing variability of power systems dominated by renewable energy sources in the future,” said Charlie Smith, ESIG executive director. “Hydrogen will take on increased importance with the electrification of high-temperature industrial processes and will be a significant component of future system flexibility on time scales from seconds to months. This report reflects our first step in understanding its role in future system planning and operations.”
See the ESIG news item to learn more and download the full report at no cost.