In Gothenburg, Sweden, Hitachi Energy showcased the HyFlex demonstration unit, a Hydrogen Power Generator. Around 100 senior leaders from various businesses took part in the demonstration at an event hosted by Hitachi Energy’s technology partner, PowerCell Group.
This innovative solution is an integrated and scalable plug-andplay generator for temporary or permanent installation, where power grid connections are impractical, and diesel generators are not an option. The medium-power variant provides power for temporary installations and is designed for 400-600 kVA. The high-power variant caters to permanent installations and will provide 1 MVA or more per unit and can be installed in parallel to meet the customer’s specific power needs.
HyFlex is completely emission-free, producing only AC power, usable heat, and water. In comparison, a 1 MVA diesel generator running at full load combusts roughly 225 kg of diesel and emits 720 kg of CO2 emissions per hour.
Key applications include construction sites in remote locations or noise- and pollution-sensitive cities; mining sites to power the increasing number of electrically powered equipment like dump trucks and excavators; data centers, hospitals, and hotels that require an emergency backup supply of power and/or heat; and shore-to-ship applications at ports to sustainably power ships at berth as an alternative to diesel generators. Hitachi Energy expects to launch a movable variant of this ecofriendly generator for temporary deployment in late 2024 and the permanently deployable variant in 2025.