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Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG)

Adopting decentralised energy systems in remote communities: challenges and opportunities

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Hall 27, Stand L55



Simultaneous interpreting


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Integrated Energy, Research & Technology


International Session: Energy Projects from European countries

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Orkney has a vast renewable energy resource and the region has been successful in harnessing it, to the extent that 130% of the islands’ energy requirements are now met by renewables. However, Orkney’s remote location and limited grid infrastructure have given rise to the need to explore alternative integrated energy approaches to overcome grid constraints. The ITEG project demonstrates a carbon-free, integrated hydrogen solution for clean energy generation and storage in remote areas facing grid limitations. Consisting of the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, an electrolyser to produce hydrogen and an onshore energy management system, this all-in-one approach uses hydrogen to provide a balanced electrical load, derived from 100% renewable energy. This presentation will discuss the integration of marine energy and hydrogen as an energy storage medium into a decentralised energy system, the energy challenges Orkney faces and the global impact this project could have on energy systems


  Jon Clipsham

Jon Clipsham

Hydrogen Manager, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)

Jon Clipsham, Hydrogen Manager, EMEC

Jon’s background is in the chemical industry, where he has a long experience of international business development and consultancy in the petrochemical, ...

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