RWE flicks switch on €2m power-to-gas energy storage plant

17 december 2015

Business Green announced the start of operations of a Power-to-Gas plant in Ibbenbüren, Germany. The article states:

The energy firm claims the 150KW facility has an 86 per cent utilisation rate and has been integrated with the local natural gas network and district heating system, offering the ability to add methane to hydrogen using the waste heat of the electrolyser.

The facility came online in August 2015 and is a further steps in Germany’s energy transition, enabling the use of excess electrical power for hydrogen production. The press release by RWE states that the electrolyser creates hydrogen at a pressure of 14 bar, which is mixed into the natural gas network via a gas pressure regulation station where the waste heat of the electrolyser is also utilised.