100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

On April 17 the European Association for the Storage of Energy and the European Energy Research Area, EERA, presented their Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030. The roadmap includes recommendations for a European Energy Storage Technology Development Roadmap towards 2030. Inviting input from other organisations like the EHA, who is an associate memebr of EASE, the Roadmap describes the future European needs for energy storage in the period towards 2020-2030 and provides recommendations on the developments required to meet those needs. At the launch event the question came up on the need to use the extensive results of projects sponsored by the DOE; an extensive database of energy storage projects maintained by the US government has no mentioning of hydrogen projects. According to industry experts the growth of demand response will be considerable over the next few years with the US already meeting 9.2% of peak demand nationwide, an increase of 22% from as recently as 2010, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Global peak load curtailment could grow from 26,849MW currently to 62,894MW in 2019. This could equal a payment growth from $1.8 billion in 2013, to $4.3 billion by 2019.