The Energy Campus of HAW Hamburg with its network integration laboratory, ideas for thermal batteries at the University of Lüneburg, heat storage for Hamburg’s district heating network by Vattenfall at Tiefstack, electric vehicles in port operations – in science and industry, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region of Hamburg strongly pursues and promotes innovative renewable energy projects. This is the result of the new study “Status Quo And Potential Analysis Of Storage Technologies, Energy Infrastructure, and Corporate Load Management In The Hamburg Metropolitan Region” commissioned by the Renewable Energy Hamburg (EEHH) cluster. The survey was conducted by BET – Office of Energy and engineering (BET) from Aachen.
New Storage Optionse
Frank Horch, Hamburg Minister of Economy, Transport, and Innovation: “The present study provides impressive evidence of the huge potential existing in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region in the field of innovative renewable energy projects. This includes a variety of new storage technologies. Taken together, these projects form the basis for a complex and intelligent energy system from which, on the one hand, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg will be able to benefit as a huge consumer of energy, and, on the other hand, also the surrounding areas as energy producers. “
The survey presented by the EEHH provides the first comprehensive inventory of storage and flexible projects in the renewable energy sector in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. 25 industrial and pilot projects and 34 research projects by universities have been considered in the analyses . In addition, the authors examine different storage options as well as projects allowing to use energy more flexible – keyword “load management” – in a time frame ranging from today to 2030. The study states that that all actors involved in the energy transition in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region should be more aware of the need for flexible energy systems. The study examines the technologies that best suit in urban areas, industrial areas and in rural areas.
Modification And Expansion Of The Energy Grid
Next to more flexibility, it will also be necessary to adjust and expand the existing energy grid. “The dynamics of price components depending on the current market price could, as illustrated by theGreen Paper of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, present an opportunity to strengthen economic incentives for the construction and use of additional flexibility options”, said Oliver Donner, BET.
In the interviews conducted for the survey, industrial companies acting as energy consumers or providers of flexibility options, network operators, energy suppliers, research institutes and universities, private energy consumers and political institutions expressed their options and forecasts.
The EEHH cluster is the network of businesses and universities active in renewable energies in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Launched in late 2010, it now boasts more than 180 members.
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