Everything News Jobs Opportunities Events Products/Services
more
 
About
Go to Home
Sign Up Sign in

ITM Power

08 Nov 2011 09:11:12

Island smart grid hydrogen energy storage project



ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with a consortium called EcoIsland, the largest single sustainability project in the UK. The partners in EcoIsland are IBM, Toshiba, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Southern Water, Cable&Wireless Worldwide and ITM Power. The Company will provide hydrogen energy storage and clean fuel technologies for integration into the renewable energy smart grid system being developed on the Isle of Wight.

The EcoIsland project brings together within a single island energy system a critical mass of smart energy technologies to demonstrate how a future energy system can be configured. With renewable generation including wind, solar, tidal and geothermal the island will need to match supply and demand using battery energy storage, hydrogen energy storage and demand side management. These technologies will be coordinated centrally by smart grid technologies supplied by IBM, Cable&Wireless Worldwide, SSE and Toshiba.

ITM Power is the hydrogen fuel partner and will supply hydrogen refueling equipment controlled by smart grid technology to optimize both renewable energy storage and the provision of fuel to both fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen internal combustion engine commercial vehicles. The intention is that the island will also be a showcase for advanced low emission hydrogen vehicles being launched from 2013.

Up to four refueling systems are planned for the first phase of deployment on the island demonstrating the scale-ability of the technology and rapid response demand side reserve.

The project will also present an opportunity for the company to showcase its unique domestic scale products – HBox Solar and HFill which respectively offer hydrogen generation directly from solar PV (even in situations where there is no electricity grid) and home hydrogen refueling.

EcoIsland founder David Green commented: "The collection of technologies that we are bringing together on EcoIsland will provide the total energy solution for tomorrow's world. Hydrogen and ITM Power's technology will be integral to proving that renewable energy can be utilized effectively despite being intermittent. Using wind energy to decarbonise the transport system on the island is a fantastic prospect."

ITM Power CEO Graham Cooley commented: "Joined up thinking in the energy sector is rare and EcoIsland is a world class project on our doorstep with exactly that. At ITM Power we are convinced that hydrogen is the solution to renewable power intermittency and decarbonising road transport so where better to prove hydrogen energy storage than on the EcoIsland."

For further information, contact ITM Power.


Discussion Thread  

 


Related Categories

Clicking a category below will direct you to a list of related information

Skip Navigation Links.

ITM Power Community



Linked Items From ITM Power


  1. ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, last week (20 October 2011) hosted a visit...

    24 Oct 2011
  2. ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce its cooperation with...

    11 Oct 2011
  3. ITM Power, the energy storage and green fuel company, is pleased to announce the outcome of a...

    04 Oct 2011
  4. A self-contained module suitable for refuelling hydrogen-powered road vehicles and forklift...

  5. HBox is based on a novel high efficiency proton-exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser designed for...



Related Items From Everyone


  1. This 6-panel array was installed in March 2011 on the roof of the head office of Password...

  2. Metering and billing systems Products & Services

    The ongoing management of these systems may be totally new to developers, facilities management...

  3. A new report has seemingly paved the way for significant renewable energy technology...

    25 Jun 2009
  4. Zero Emissions? Links & Resources

  5. The Ultimate Solar Package Products & Services

    Custom-made to suit individual requirements Designed to work efficiently in UK climate




Go To Home

Resource Links

We're social: View Available Feeds Find out more! Leave us your feedback

RSS



We appreciate all feedback. Please leave as much or as little as you like about any aspect of this website.

If your message requires a response, please leave your email address.