‘Pioneering cH2ange in renewable energy utilization’
The Hydrogen Utilization & Green Energy (HUGE) project is a 1.4 million 3 year project, which started on the 1st of June 2019. The project is funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme, under priority Axis 3 – Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. HUGE ambition is to raise awareness of the use of green hydrogen as a viable energy vector for remote and rural communities in housing, transport, and industry.
The HUGE project aims
• To provide communities with energy security and self-sufficiency through increasing awareness and facilitating uptake of hydrogen utilization from excess renewable energy.
• To increase the awareness of hydrogen as a viable energy option for a variety of end uses in the public infrastructure domain -housing, transport and industry.
• To facilitate the decision- making and implementation of hydrogen solutions for public infrastructures and energy storage, suitable for cold climates and dispersed settlements.
The HUGE project will achieve the above through
• Provide the necessary tools to assess the hydrogen renewable energy chain opportunities in the NPA area and beyond.
• Increase readiness to invest in integrated hydrogen solutions suitable for constructing, maintaining and running housing and public infrastructures.
• Facilitate decision- making by building capacity in infrastructure providers to exploit the abundance of natural resources to their full potential through raising awareness about the benefits that can be delivered by employing a hydrogen economy.
One of the main results will be to demonstrate the effective operation, feasibility and practicability of the HOT service by case study scenarios creation on the potential to bring hydrogen to the identified by project partnership local areas. The case studies will create solutions for a stand-alone renewable energy systems tailored to meet the public infrastructure needs in peripheral and sparsely populated areas in the NPA region.
The HOT service will allows hydrogen to become an understandable and viable technology to be considered by a variety of stakeholders and end-users in in the public infrastructure domain and beyond, in future decisions about full economic utilisation of renewable resources.