Demand Based Renewable Hydrogen Power-to-Power Project

This project will demonstrate a containerized hydrogen energy storage system integrated with renewable generation and a microgrid at a water district customer site. The project will validate the hydrogen system’s ability to: provide customer energy

DasH2energy LLC

Recipient

San Diego, CA

Recipient Location

39th

Senate District

78th

Assembly District

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$1,038,152

Amount Spent

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Project Status

Project Update

In 2021 the existing wind turbine at Palmdale reached end of life, necessitating a change in deployment site. In 2022 the project partnered with UC Irvine to deploy the hydrogen energy storage system with the UC Irvine microgrid. Over 2022 the project team undertook detailed design studies and initial site preparations, and have since installed the project. The energy storage system, including the electrolyzer, compressor, and 350-bar storage, was fully commissioned in 2024.

The Issue

Achieving California's energy goals will require a diversified portfolio of energy storage technologies. At this time the energy storage market is dominated by lithium-ion energy storage technologies, and the current market does not address the need for diversification. Additionally, there is a need to address energy system resiliency as it is anticipated that California will continue to experience long duration outages associated with wildfires. Technology demonstrations are needed to validate the multi-sector benefits that hydrogen energy technologies could provide.

Project Innovation

This project will field test a containerized hydrogen energy storage system integrated with renewable generation and a microgrid at UC Irvine. The project will validate the hydrogen system's performance. The data obtained on capital cost, operating cost, performance and lessons learned will support commercial deployment.

Project Benefits

The project will validate the hydrogen system's ability to: provide customer energy cost savings and price stability; resiliency during Public Safety Power Shutoff events, load follow; provide baseload renewables; and provide long duration storage of large amounts of power. The data obtained on capital cost, operating cost, performance and lessons learned will support commercialization of the technology. This project will provide benefits for the recipient, UC Irvine and their students, Palmdale Water District, the utility grid, and IOU ratepayers.

Lower Costs

Affordability

The hydrogen energy storage system is expected to provide longer duration energy storage, which will enable greater use of on-site wind generation to reduce customer energy costs.

Energy Security

Energy Security

The hydrogen energy storage system, integrated with renewable generation and a microgrid, will store large amounts of power providing long duration energy resiliency for the host site.

Greater Reliability

Reliability

Hydrogen energy storage for longer than 24 hours duration.

Key Project Members

Project Member

Gordon H Dash

President
https://www.dashcleanenergy.com

Subrecipients

grade Tech Partner
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Palmdale Water District Public Facilities Corporation

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University of California, Irvine

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Wind Energy Resources and Solutions Inc.

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Stoel Rives LLP

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Cory Thompson Shumaker

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POWER Engineers, Incorporated

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Space Between LLC

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Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc

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Match Partners

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Advanced Carbon Technologies, LLC

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