AEG Power Solutions Delivers High Efficient Rectifiers for E.ON’s Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant in Falkenhagen

  AEG Power Solutions Delivers High Efficient Rectifiers for E.ON’s   Power-to-Gas Pilot Plant in Falkenhagen    *AEG Power Solutions selected for new power-to-gas pilot project operated     by renowned power and gas company.   *The development of AEG PS expertise in this field positions the group as a     technological leader in the power supply of energy storage applications.  Business Wire  WARSTEIN-BELECKE, Germany -- December 11, 2012  Energy technology and power electronics specialist AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) today announced that it has been chosen by Hydrogenics, Belgium, due to its technology leadership in power supply solutions, to provide its high efficient rectifiers for the E.ON power-to-gas pilot plant. Hydrogenics, as the general contractor, provides all components for the site including installation, connection and maintenance service for a 5-year-period.  Hydrogenics electrolysis system integrating AEG Power Solutions rectifiers (Photo: Business Wire)  Hydrogenics electrolysis system integrating AEG Power Solutions rectifiers (Photo: Business Wire)  The 2 MW power-to-gas pilot plant is being constructed by E.ON in Falkenhagen in the north-eastern part of Germany and is part of a wind power generation compound.  In this plant any surplus power generated by wind will be converted into pure hydrogen via electrolysis process. The hydrogen is then fed directly into a nearby natural gas pipeline, as German gas grid can contain up to 3% hydrogen. Up to 360 m^3 per hour of hydrogen can now be fed directly into the gas grid with the hydrogen serving as a green energy storage solution. This enables a flexible adaptation to actual energy demand and avoids losing surplus energy. Currently, windmills still have to be turned off when there is an oversupply of energy.  For this innovative project, AEG PS supplied customized high efficient rectifier units to Hydrogenics. Together with the electrolyzer and further important components, the rectifiers were mounted in special containers and tested at the Hydrogenics site in Belgium. The complete plant should be operational in Q 3 2013.  ”We have chosen the rectifiers from AEG PS as they comply ideally with the grid connection requirements. Moreover, the AEG PS systems provide premium technology which is reflected by their high energy efficiency, lowest harmonics and highest availability,” states Ruben Daneels, Electrical Designer at Hydrogenics.  ”We are very proud that both the general contractor and the operator of this prestigious power-to-gas project rely on our expertise and competence in power management and energy storage. All customer-specific requirements have been implemented promptly by our engineering team in Warstein-Belecke, so that we could ship all systems in time,” explains Gladwyn De Vidts, Chief Strategy Officer at AEG Power Solutions. “Energy storage is one of the key challenges of renewable energy. Hydrogen as a storage solution is one of the most promising paths currently being explored. We’ve been a key part in several Power-to-Gas installations and have now developed an expertise in a new market and in a technology which is very likely going to develop quickly. It’s an important strategic step.” adds Gladwyn De Vidts                                       ###  About AEG Power Solutions AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Group is a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for all industrial power requirements offering one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in the area of power conversion and power control. Two complementary operating business segments, Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES) serve customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants, such as solar inverters, monitoring and control systems as well as power controllers for a wide range of industrial applications such as polysilicon, energy storage, sapphire and glass. The EES product and service portfolio includes high-performance uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs), industrial chargers, DC systems and converters.  Thanks to its distinctive expertise bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids.  AEG PS’ global footprint includes 17 subsidiaries and competence centers around the world with 1,600 employees.  AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company 3W Power S.A. 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