In 2020 the European Commission approved the GND (Green New Deal), a strategic plan aimed at the decarbonization of the EU by 2050. In this scenario, the diffusion of alternative renewable energy sources (RESs) play a key role, particularly electric energy production from wind and photovoltaic power plants. Regardless, the nonprogrammable nature of these power sources led recent studies to focus the interest on the power-to-gas solution (PtG), consisting of the electrolytic transformation of excesses of unused electric energy into hydrogen. The complexity of this technology requires the development of strategic optimization models aimed at finding the best locations for new PtG plants in specific territorial scenarios. This paper presents the development of a GIS-based optimization model that combines an operational research approach with territorial services based on geographic information system (GIS) data. The study is located in Sicily (Italy), considering the large renewable energy penetration in the larger Mediterranean island. The developed model allows us to find the best location for new PtG installations in the considered area by combining GIS automated processing with cost function resolution. The results of this work could be useful in the years to come in light of the rapid spread of hydrogen energy production in Italy.

La Guardia M., D'Ippolito F., Cellura M. (2022). A GIS-based optimization model finalized to the localization of new power-to-gas plants: The case study of Sicily (Italy). RENEWABLE ENERGY, 197, 828-835 [10.1016/j.renene.2022.07.120].

A GIS-based optimization model finalized to the localization of new power-to-gas plants: The case study of Sicily (Italy)

La Guardia M.
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D'Ippolito F.;Cellura M.
2022-09

Abstract

In 2020 the European Commission approved the GND (Green New Deal), a strategic plan aimed at the decarbonization of the EU by 2050. In this scenario, the diffusion of alternative renewable energy sources (RESs) play a key role, particularly electric energy production from wind and photovoltaic power plants. Regardless, the nonprogrammable nature of these power sources led recent studies to focus the interest on the power-to-gas solution (PtG), consisting of the electrolytic transformation of excesses of unused electric energy into hydrogen. The complexity of this technology requires the development of strategic optimization models aimed at finding the best locations for new PtG plants in specific territorial scenarios. This paper presents the development of a GIS-based optimization model that combines an operational research approach with territorial services based on geographic information system (GIS) data. The study is located in Sicily (Italy), considering the large renewable energy penetration in the larger Mediterranean island. The developed model allows us to find the best location for new PtG installations in the considered area by combining GIS automated processing with cost function resolution. The results of this work could be useful in the years to come in light of the rapid spread of hydrogen energy production in Italy.
Settore ING-INF/04 - Automatica
Settore ING-IND/11 - Fisica Tecnica Ambientale
La Guardia M., D'Ippolito F., Cellura M. (2022). A GIS-based optimization model finalized to the localization of new power-to-gas plants: The case study of Sicily (Italy). RENEWABLE ENERGY, 197, 828-835 [10.1016/j.renene.2022.07.120].
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