A new electrolyser for the production of hydrogen from wind power has the green energy operator Greenpeace Energy under contract. The plant operated by the company Wind2Gas Energy in Brunsbüttel, Schleswig-Holstein, with a capacity of 2.4 megawatts, was officially inaugurated today.
Wind2Gas Energy officially inaugurates a new electrolyser for the production of hydrogen from wind power, which has been in operation since the beginning of the year. The plant is located in Brunsbüttel in Schleswig-Holstein and has an output of 2.4 megawatts.
The hydrogen production in Brunsbüttel is powered by the power of a nearby 15 megawatt wind farm. “The new electrolyzer is also an important project for the region because it serves the goals of the energy transition and helps to relieve the grids,” says Nils Müller. The system always starts when wind turbines are to be switched off due to a high utilization of the grid.
Hydrogen is fed into the natural gas grid and used for hydrogen stations
Greenpeace Energy can now make sensible use of its electricity: the surplus produced at the wind farm is sent via direct line to the electrolyzer where it is used for the production of hydrogen.
Brunsbüttel is considered a wind-strong location, where much fluctuating – so weather-dependent – green electricity is generated and the hydrogen can be fed into the nearby natural gas pipeline.
Brunsbüttel currently has an admixture share of about two percent, but in the next few years a higher proportion of hydrogen is to be added. As fuel, the hydrogen is also available at the new hydrogen filling station next to the electrolysis plant.
Greenpeace Energy has hydrogen from four electrolyzers under contract
Greenpeace Energy will henceforth absorb the largest part of the amount of hydrogen fed into the natural gas grid, according to the supply contract this is up to 1,800 megawatt hours (MWh) per year. All in all, the energy cooperative has four electrolysers under contract, which produce green hydrogen from wind power, thus supplying around 24,500 households nationwide.