H2GO Power has teamed up with the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and Imperial College London to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) software for hydrogen storage technology.
The HyAI project will demonstrate how software integrated with hydrogen can make intelligent, data-driven asset management decisions in real time and optimise renewable energy integration into the UK electricity grid.
London-based H2GO Power is using energy data supplied by EMEC from its Hydrogen Production Plant in Orkney, with the AI platform acting as an energy management system, integrating data about weather, electricity prices and grid management.
It translates this information using AI predictive algorithms to optimise the operation of the storage systems by predicting future power costs and user demands.
Imperial College London’s Computer Science Department is supporting the HyAI project – funded by Innovate UK and the Sustainable Innovation Fund – with data management and modelling.
Initial results of the demonstration, which is currently underway and live until summer 2021, have indicated the AI-enabled approach can produce hydrogen in a “more cost-effective way” while also helping to alleviate stresses on the national grid.
This has the potential to increase power reliability, allow for the integration of higher levels of renewable energy and help accelerate the shift towards a net zero carbon economy.
Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, Founder and CEO of H2GO Power said: “This is a natural extension for our unique technology capabilities and ever-growing ambition to demonstrate to the market the importance and place of new technologies to solve pressing problems like hydrogen storage where conventional methodologies have proven problematic.
“HyAI brings us a step closer to delivering clean and sustainable energy with high degree of control, automation, intelligence and increased profitability for commercial hydrogen projects. This trial demonstrates an innovative solution for the future of green hydrogen and its multiple commercial applications with intelligence. With safety at the forefront of our decision-making process, our platform enables scalable, clean energy storage that creates significant cost savings and efficiency improvements relative to existing alternatives.”