Let‘s give it a try: Experience alternative hydrogen infrastructure settings in your region, learn about system performance and resilience to start the change today!
H2Scout – A brief introduction
The H2Scout facilitates hydrogen integration into regional energy planning and transition activities by identifying cost-optimizing infrastructure settings for regional resourced hydrogen production, and quantifying cost and benefits compared to the fossil system in place.
Regions may define unlimited sets of scenarios, differing in use of resources, assumptions on (future) cost and willingness-to-accept, energy and climate strategies. The H2Scout empowers regional stakeholders to understand impacts of assumptions by comparing system performances of the scenarios.
As the energy transition is yet under construction, it is likely that system framework and assumptions change with time. To understand the impacts of these changes, regions may alter a selected set of assumptions and apply it to an existing infrastructure system. The main KPI will reflect system performance under these sub-optimal conditions.
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H2Scout – Behind the scenes
The H2Scout is based on an idea from Spilett and the regional stakeholders of Steinfurt / Germany. Spilett initiated the H2Scout project in 2018 with financial support of the Toyota Mobility Foundation. The prototype of the H2Scout was developed by Spilett (concept), BBH Consulting (energy system modelling), FH Muenster (regional configuration Steinfurt), Energieland2050 (Steinfurt stakeholders of the regional energy transition), and ENDA (software implementation).
The H2Scout prototype was tested and validated by the Alan Tuning Institute (U.K.) and the University of Mannheim in 2020. The Energy System Model prototype was thereafter extended to include additional technologies and resources and then converted into an online-tool to be used by multiple stakeholders and regions. The latest update of the H2Scout was in Mai 2022.