With the current shift towards
renewable and cleaner energy, several utilities and power generation clients
are left wondering how do they reduce their carbon footprint in a
cost-effective manner? K&M was recently hired by a power utility in the Caribbean
to model various decarbonization generation scenarios, including combinations
of different technologies, such as solar PV, wind, lithium battery, green Hydrogen,
and natural gas. The model will assist this utility to find the least-cost and
least-carbon emitting mix of technologies.
This is one of the first
advisory projects in which K&M will model a Green Hydrogen system for power
generation. K&M is analyzing the cost and emissions reductions of producing
Green Hydrogen with electricity from excess renewable generation and storing and
using that Hydrogen in a turbine converted to run 100% on Hydrogen and/or using
a 15|85 Hydrogen | natural gas blend on existing reciprocating engines. K&M’s
model includes cost and efficiency parameters for every step in the Green
Hydrogen production and utilization process.
The model also analyzes hourly production requirements, as well as hourly
wind and solar generation, to determine the cycling of the Lithium batteries
and estimate when there is excess renewable energy that could be used to produce
K&M is ready to assist its clients to analyze least-cost and clean energy generation options to reduce their carbon footprint.