Shetland council eyeing up what would be UK’s largest renewable hydrogen project. The plans, led by the Shetland Island Council’s (SIC) carbon … would be the largest renewable hydrogen production project in the UK.
Energy Voice 24th Dec 2018 read more »
THE IDEA of turning surplus energy from a wind farm in Yell into hydrogen to use for heating and transport is being explored – leading to hopes that it could kick-start other local renewable operators into doing the same. The plans, led by the Shetland Island Council’s (SIC) carbon management team in conjunction with the North Yell Development Council, take inspiration from similar hydrogen schemes in Orkney and the Western Isles. SIC carbon and energy officer Sean Haughey, who is at the forefront of the project, said hydrogen produced from the five-turbine, 4.5MW Garth wind farm in Yell – which is run by the development council for the benefit of the community – could heat the Baltasound school in Unst five or six times over. He added that at the moment the Garth wind farm would be the largest renewable hydrogen production project in the UK. The process would involve taking ‘curtailed’ energy from wind farms, when there is not enough capacity in the network to take in any more power, and putting it through electrolyser to turn water into hydrogen and oxygen.
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