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Power-to-Gas: A New Energy Storage Concept for Integration of Future Energy Systems

  • Azadeh Maroufmashat
  • Ushnik Mukherjee
  • Michael Fowler
  • Ali Elkamel
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Abstract

Power-to-gas is a novel energy storage concept that can help in providing energy storage and offer a sustainable and efficient alternative ways to utilize the surplus electricity generated by the provincial grid of Ontario, Canada. This situation of “surplus electricity” also exists elsewhere as there is increasing intermittent renewable power on various grids. The ability of the power-to-gas energy hubs to utilize the existing natural gas distribution and storage network to distribute and store the electrolytic hydrogen produced is one of its major advantages. In this chapter, after explaining about the importance, different applicable pathways of power-to-gas are explained. Technical and economic aspects of each pathway are investigated.

Keywords

Power-to-gas pathways Integration Hydrogen economy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Azadeh Maroufmashat
    • 1
  • Ushnik Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Michael Fowler
    • 1
  • Ali Elkamel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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