Integrating hydrogen and nuclear in the future sustainable energy system (HYDRA)
The purpose of the HYDRA project is to study pathways to realizing carbon neutrality and hydrogen economy objectives. Four different routes to green hydrogen synthesis will be evaluated: optimistic, realistic, radical and wild card scenarios. The aim is to assess the impacts of these routes on the power system, using Finland as case study. For each of the routes, we will answer the questions: (1) how to provide flexibility and (2) what is the resilience of the overall system. In further steps, the alternative energy system models will be integrated with other energy consuming sectors (industry, dwellings, transport). The ultimate objective is to assess the overall sustainability of the transition pathway and the resulting power system. For the sustainability assessment we will use environmental, economic and social sustainability assessment tools and guidelines. In addition, HYDRA will also assess citizen's and other stakeholder views and technology acceptance.