Building Innovative Green Hydrogen Systems in Isolated Territories
About the Project
BIG HIT will create a hydrogen territory in the Orkney Islands of Scotland by implementing a fully integrated model of hydrogen production, storage, transportation and utilisation for heat, power and mobility.
News and Events
The UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report Net Zero: The UK's contribution to stopping global warming is advising the UK, Welsh, and Scottish Governments on setting new ambitious targets for greenhouse gas emission to help stop global warming:
Based on this advice from the CCC, the Scottish Government announced on 2nd May 2019 that it is acting immediately by lodging amendments to the Climate Change Bill. These amendments would, if agreed to by the Scottish Parliament, implement the CCC’s advice by setting a target date of 2045 for net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases and increasing the levels of the 2030 and 2040 targets to 70% and 90% reductions respectively.
BIGHIT partner EMEC will lead the first phase of a new £28.5 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) project to create a Virtual Energy System (VES) in Orkney, along with BIGHIT partner Orkney Islands Council. The ReFLEX (Responsive Flexibility) Orkney project builds on recent projects in the Orkney Islands, including Surf ‘n’ Turf and BIGHIT. ReFLEX has been launched to digitally link distributed and intermittent renewable generation to flexible demand, and will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind Virtual Energy System (VES) interlinking local electricity, transport, and heat networks into one controllable, overarching system. It aims to create a ‘smart energy island’, demonstrating the energy system of the future, which will reduce and eventually eliminate the need for fossil fuels.
The Scottish Government has set out their vision for Scotland's electricity and gas networks to 2030. The Electricity and Gas Networks Vision builds on Scotland's Energy Strategy, which was published in December 2017.
The Networks Vision considers how Scotland's electricity and gas network infrastructure will continue to support the energy transition, the crucial role that Scotland's electricity and gas networks will play in the energy transition currently underway.
This new Networks Vision reinforces the key role that hydrogen could play in connecting and helping decarbonise our heat, industrial and transport systems. Hydrogen also has the potential to transform our urban, rural and island economies, and support the expansion of renewable energy.
All-Energy’s mission is to enable the UK renewable energy community to interact, conduct business, network and learn, whether face-to-face or online. Annually in Scotland All-Energy connects 300+ energy suppliers, developers, investors, technology developers and policy makers with 7,000+ energy industry buyers.
The 8th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention is being held in Tokyo, Japan. WHTC 2019 provides a forum for the scientific, industrial, governmental and general audiences from all over the world to gather together and present their most recent research findings, and to offer a stimulating atmosphere to discuss and exchange ideas on frontier research topics and future possibilities in hydrogen energy technologies.
The 14th edition of EUSEW will take place from Monday 17th to Friday 21st June 2019, with the policy conference running from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th June in Brussels. EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. It is made up of a 3-day policy conference offering various networking opportunities, an EU Sustainable Energy Awards competition with a public vote for the citizens' award and local events, Energy Days, held across Europe throughout the months of May and June.
Energy Storage and Connected Systems will return to London in September 2019.
'ESCS' will once again bring together key industry figures to focus on the future of energy storage in the UK; covering practical examples of storage that are currently being deployed and how they integrate into a broader network of connected systems including smart buildings, grids and electric vehicle infrastructure.
A kaleidoscopic mix of fresh insights, challenging ideas and lively activities that build links between science and all the other aspects of human affairs, from art and music, to history and philosophy.
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The 2019 Programme Review Days will take place on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November 2019 in Brussels, ahead of the FCH JU Stakeholder Forum, which takes place on Thursday 21 November. The Programme Review Days, organised annually, aim to provide an overview on the progress of the FCH JU funded projects. It constitutes an excellent visibility platform for the projects and the technological developments achieved in the sector, and provides networking opportunities for the participants.
The 2019 edition of the Stakeholder Forum will take place on Thursday 21 November 2018 in Brussels. Since its first edition of 2008, the Stakeholder forum has brought together the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen community. More than 10 years later, it continues to create a unique environment for making new connections or renewing old ones and serves as a forum to discuss the role of fuel cells and hydrogen in the energy and transport sectors and beyond. Our goal is to welcome speakers who inspire and inform our guests with the best insights, experience and perspectives.
The 23rd World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC-2020) will be a unique event of IAHE for all researchers, scientists, academics, engineers, technologists, policymakers, strategists, as well as professionals working in any aspects of hydrogen energy.
Like the past WHECs, WHEC2020 aims to bring all parties from all related sectors, ranging from academia to industry, together to have a distinct platform to really discuss challenges and opportunities and provide directions for future.