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

In the context of the Sustainable Energy Week, taking place in Brussels on 24-28 June 2013,this workshop will focus on the use of hydrogen as a mean to store energy both in the short term, for grid balancing, and in the long-term for system stability. Following a snapshot on the future needs for electricity storage in Europe, the workshop will showcase results of four innovative European projects: HyUnder, GRHYD, Myrte and INGRID. Each project addresses a variety of key challenges ranging from large scale hydrogen storage, to grid balancing, power-to-gas and valorisation of energy storage for sustainable mobility. These projects count with the support of European Institutions and National governments, as well as the active involvement of leading European industry players such as Air Liquide, Areva, EDF, E.On Gas, GDF Suez, Shell and Solvay.

The workshop will see the participation of representatives of European institutions, renewable energy producers, energy utilities, large energy consumers, specialists in energy storage, technology developers, research centers, journalists, NGOs.

The event is organised in the context of the Sustainable Energy Week, it will take place onWednesday 26 June from 13:30 till 17:00 at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont, 11-19, Boulevard Charlemagne, Brussels. The number of seats available is limited.

You can register for the workshop via the EUSEW website by following this link. For more information please visit the website.