Orkney Hydrogen Strategy
- Jul 27, 2021 7:13 pm GMT
Hydrogen solutions developed in Orkney will be applicable to other communities facing similar energy related challenges of their own as we transition to a low carbon society. This strategy seeks to encourage a wide range of hydrogen stakeholders to aid development of the associated economy and create conditions to promote the increased application of hydrogen technologies and developing the use of hydrogen in the community while investment opportunities are available. Orkney will use the aims of this hydrogen strategy to continue to develop the commercialisation of green hydrogen and as such: Development of an appropriately scaled hydrogen economy shall fulfil the goals applied in the Orkney Sustainable Energy Strategy to create a positive and lasting impact on the local community, private enterprise, industry and the public sector by developing a set of hydrogen specific strategic development themes.
These five hydrogen development themes are:
1. Innovative local energy systems and hydrogen economies – using existing a new technologies, software and techniques to deliver locally produced energy to regional users, reducing waste and managing economics in balance with social and environmental impacts.
2. Renewably produced low carbon hydrogen – focus on green hydrogen production through electrolysis from renewable sources to minimise impact on the environment.
3. Energy security, system flexibility and self-sufficiency – to reduce reliance on imported energy streams and to use local energy in a smarter and more efficient way to the benefit of local communities.
4. Just transition – ensuring that the benefits from developing new ways to deliver energy are available across the broadest range of society.
5. Promoting innovative research and development using a collaborative approach – continuing to innovate, not just the technology, but systems as a whole. Particularly how these systems interact with the end-users and continue to work in partnership where possible to increase efficacy of information flows. With continued concerted effort from the variety of community members, as well as with wider stakeholders, collaborators and suppliers, it is possible for Orkney to transition to a low carbon future that meets the demands of all users without such significant reliance on costly and polluting fossil fuels. Innovation needs to continue to be fostered to allow mass uptake of low carbon technologies, including hydrogen technologies, into every household with a view to reducing wide reaching issues such as fuel poverty, climate change and more sustainable tourism that particularly affect the future prosperity of rural regions.
No discussions yet. Start a discussion below.
Excerpts of a very documented Investor Presentation. Energy Transition to 2050 means - electrification x2.5 - wind x16 - solar x30 - batteries x30 Lots of copper, nickel, lithium...
There I was, wondering whether anyone was interested in my world of offshore wind and hydrogen! My thanks to the Energycentral team and community.
Summary: I’ve seen evidence that the projects covered in similar earlier posts are making progress. I’ve also found an excellent DOE Source on Offshore Wind, linked below, and this will provide much of the content in this post.
The Report includes the following key findings: • Overall upstream oil and gas GHG emissions fell by 11% between 2018 and 2020 • Two-thirds of offshore installations decreased their emissions between 2019 and 2020, by 36% on average •..
Get Published - Build a Following
The Energy Central Power Industry Network is based on one core idea - power industry professionals helping each other and advancing the industry by sharing and learning from each other.
If you have an experience or insight to share or have learned something from a conference or seminar, your peers and colleagues on Energy Central want to hear about it. It's also easy to share a link to an article you've liked or an industry resource that you think would be helpful.