Electricity generated from the Meath Waste-to-Energy Facility is curtailed from the grid when the wind is blowing, the sun is shining, and electricity demand is low. This has led Indaver to look at alternative solutions for this lost energy.
Indaver originally looked at the development of a hydrogen electrolyser at its Meath facility to produce hydrogen from electricity which would otherwise be wasted during periods of curtailment. However, as Ireland has now committed to hydrogen being a cornerstone of its decarbonisation strategy for its energy system and demand will surge in the coming years, the Meath electrolyser has the potential to key player in the transition to a hydrogen economy.
Planning permission was received for a 10 Mwe electrolyser in 2022 and the facility will take approximately 2 years to procure and construct.