Underground H2 Storage – Underground hydrogen storage for energy and power balancing

Friday 6th October 2023 | 8:30 – 10:30 (BST)

When hydrogen replaces natural gas for heating, the demand profile will be highly seasonal according to how warm or cold the weather is. Hydrogen production from hydro-electric power can also be highly seasonal according to how much rainfall or snowmelt is entering the river system.

High-capacity storage is required to ensure cost-effective hydrogen production or utilisation in seasonal situations. Underground hydrogen storage in man-made salt caverns is one of the most cost-effective solutions, where the underground geography permits. Other high-capacity storage options also exist.

This course will cover some of the high-capacity storage options and explain in which situations each may be suitable. The seasonality of some production and use-cases will also be covered to underline the importance of high-capacity hydrogen storage.

If you are investing in hydrogen value chains or considering the most appropriate technologies to implement for your projects, this course will provide insights to support your decision-making. Future operators and owners of high-capacity underground hydrogen storage will also gain exposure to the technique.