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1 North Sea Energy Hubs Cluster

North Sea Energy Hubs Cluster

Identifies, selects and assesses the development needs for energy hubs. For these hubs individual and combined strategic plans will be developed. Detailed techno-economic (TE) assessments are executed for central and decentral offshore hydrogen options, offshore energy storage concepts, and hydrogen admixing in offshore systems.

NSE Hubs cluster
Rapid system integration requires a strategic plan per hub

Interaction with other work packages

    • There is a close relationship with work package 5 that develops the IT toolbox that is necessary to adopt (if needed) the ESDL data repository and the design of the offshore hubs. Work package 1 will fil the ESDL repository with asset data and will apply the toolbox to optimize the design on asset and hub level and simulate energy flows for hub configurations.
    • Technologies and offshore marine energy technologies including wind, solar, wave, tidal options will be defined in an ESDL data repository
    • The technologies include technologies studied in the Ecology work package 4.
    • WP 1 contributes to specific thematic research in work packages 2, 3, 4 and 6.