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Master Thesis: Modeling and Simulation of HVAC and HVDC platform for electrolyser

Advertising institute: IEK-3 - Electrochemical Process Engineering
Reference number: D084/2014, Electrical engineering

Beginning of the work: As soon as possible.

Area of ​​responsibility
The massive expansion of wind energy is the most important option for Germany to achieve the climate protection goals. To achieve the reduction in greenhouse emissions (With reference to 1990), the Institute for Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3) is working on hydrogen production from renewable energy source. Energy scenario of Germany estimate the installed rated onshore wind power capacity is around 150 GW and offshore is about 50 GW. However due to intermittency in wind power enormous amounts of energy storage is required, which could be the battery storage, pumped storage, compressed air storage system and hydrogen storage. The hydrogen production by electrolysis is the only method that can cover the seasonal storage system, because of the energy density and possibility of salt caverns storage system. The goal is to develop the model which define HVAC and HVDC network for the coupling of the electrolyser. The tasks are given below:

Considering the typical example to develop the HVAC and HVDC network model for HV and MV line, to produce hydrogen by water electrolysis. The model could be developing into Matlab-Simulink. The sub-tasks are mentioned below:

  1. Define the power electronics technology for the AC / DC platform.
  2. Describe the HV, MV transmission network
  3. Simulate the both network model while considering electrolyser as a resistive load.
  4. Estimate the electrical losses of HVAC and HVDC lines.
  5. Consider Germany as a country describe different scenario using existing or new network lines could be built for energy storage in the form of hydrogen.
  6. Estimate energy transmission cost over the transmission distance
  7. Techno-economic modeling of AC / DC transmission lines for hydrogen production.

Your profile
You are a student of electrical engineering. Moreover, you have already knowledge of power electronics, high voltage and transmission and distribution systems. Experiences in Matlab-Simulink and Power factory are beneficial. You are also interested in learning new software tools.

M.Sc. Bhunesh Kumar
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute of Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-3)
52425 Jülich

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