A consortium of seven European partners – regional authority ARTI, Italian electricity distributor Enel Distribuzione, electrolyser manufacturer Hydrogenics, French hydrogen storage specialist McPhy Energy; and two research institutions, RSE in Italy and TECNALIA in Spain – has been formed to build a solid state hydrogen storage facility that will balance power supply and demand of renewable energy installed in the Puglia region of Italy.
The Ingrid project aims to combine solid-state high-density hydrogen storage systems and electrolysis with advanced ICT technologies for smart distribution grids monitoring and control in a scenario of high penetration of renewable energy sources so as to balance power supply and demand, partners said.
The Ingrid R&D and demonstration project has an overall budget of 23.9 million euros ($29 million). It is funded with a contribution of 13.8 million euros ($16.7 million) by the European Union.
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