The recent report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights the urgent need for electricity grids to adapt and integrate with sectors at the forefront of the energy transition, such as hydrogen. With global climate targets in sight, grid investments must double to over $600 billion per year by 2030, and 80 million kilometres of power lines need to be added or replaced by 2040. However, bureaucratic delays, budget constraints, and logistical issues are common roadblocks to grid upgrades, potentially jeopardising the transition to sustainable energy and transportation.
To counter this bottleneck, reduce pressure on the grid and expedite the adoption of sustainable transportation, the integration of off-grid and supplementary power sources becomes crucial. This is where GeoPura’s HPU technology and green hydrogen come into play.
GeoPura offers a game-changing solution to unlock grid capacity and ensure seamless, sustainable power for a diverse range of applications. Our HPU, when powered by green hydrogen, is a zero-emission solution, emitting only pure water, aligning perfectly with net-zero ambitions. When combined with fast-charging posts, the HPU also provides scalable EV charging, surpassing the constraints of grid capacity.
Each HPU delivers 250kVA of three-phase, 400V electrical power, backed by a 260kWh battery system, units can be combined to support greater power demands. The HPU can operate off-grid or alongside the grid, augmenting the power available to increase supply, making it versatile and adaptable. A HPU can provide additional grid capacity by providing supplementary power, where the local supply is insufficient and can’t support the demand. By utilising reliable and scalable off-grid charging infrastructure, businesses can continue their commitment to electrifying fleets and expanding charging networks, even in areas where grid upgrades face delays or are not feasible.
Andrew Cunningham, GeoPura CEO, commented: “Incorporating hydrogen solutions like GeoPura’s HPUs into the broader grid framework, as suggested by the IEA report, facilitates the seamless transition toward sustainable energy. As electricity demand increases due to the proliferation of electric cars and other clean technologies, innovations like ours are paramount to prevent gridlock and secure a sustainable energy future.”
The IEA report underscores the importance of integrated grids across sectors and the embrace of hydrogen as a key fuel. Already proven by multiple high profile deployments, including recently powering the live TV broadcast of the DP World Golf tour, providing EV charging for the MOD at RAF Leeming and powering the shutdown of a Uniper power station, GeoPura’s innovative technology exemplifies how the transition to sustainable energy can be accelerated, even in the face of grid challenges. By investing in solutions like GeoPura’s HPUs, we can pave the way for a more resilient, sustainable, and interconnected energy future, ensuring we meet our climate goals and provide clean energy to all.