Stranded Power

Stranded Power is electricity that is wasted or unable to be used, normally because where its source is located.  The facilities or ability to get it to market may not be available, such as the necessary electric grid is not adequate or in existence.  In the wind belt, we have significant amounts of stranded power, particularly at night when the wind blows and the turbines create unneeded electricity.  In many situations the wind operator turns off the windmills. The energy is still considered to be stranded since it could be available if the demand were there.  Stranded Power is particularly involved with hydro-electric power, since the water keeps moving over the dam and the turbines keep turning, 24 hours per day, wasting unneeded electricity.  This is stranded or wasted power!

HEC has a solution!  Since we have developed gensets that run on hydrogen, the solution is actually not complicated.  The extra wind or hydro-electric power (stranded power) is used to make hydrogen (normally with an electrolyzer), storing it until later, when the demand once again returns.  At that time, the fuel is used to produce electricity with the HEC GENSETS, which is sent to the electrical grid—Thus releasing the Stranded Power!  This same thing can be done producing and storing anhydrous ammonia instead of hydrogen, later to be used in special HEC GENSETS designed to run on anhydrous ammonia, producing electricity as needed.  Producing anhydrous ammonia would actually be better to use since it is much more easily stored than hydrogen.

HEC has built single gensets producing up to 200 kW of power, fueled by hydrogen or anhydrous ammonia. Since many of these applications involve substantial amounts of power, we have developed the technology necessary to operate multiple gensets in parallel, producing megawatts of power!