Our aim is to foster the deployment of decentralized energy systems, leveraging the potential of hydrogen as a new energy vector and the promise of advanced analytics (like big data) to address the complexity of such systems.
Decentralized energy systems are inherently rife with uncertainty and risk:
- significant up-front capital costs with long payback periods constitute bottlenecks of such investments
- diversity and relatively low maturity of hydrogen-energy technologies offer multiple options often difficult to choose from
- new disciplines on the management of energy systems transform the business models, for example to achieve supply and demand matching
- local community and government must by in, ...
We focus our efforts on the development of a H-suite of tools and practices to alleviate these risks and build excellence around the emergence of decentralized energy systems from the very first intention until the system is in full operation.
Our business model relies on our ability to build a unique expertise of hydrogen supply chains within energy systems and to embed it into digital tools, targeted at the various stakeholders of a hydrogen project.
Our difference is in our readiness to become one of the key stakeholders of these decentralized energy systems.
For the new entrants into the hydrogen world, we offer a very pedagogic web tool called mobHy. MobHy offers trusted and exhaustive information about hydrogen mobility, including a catalogue of upcoming fuel cell vehicles.
MobHy helps build the resilience of the communities interlinked with future hydrogen projects involving hydrogen as a fuel.
In connection to mobHy, we are providing a platform to help mixed stakeholders create a shared vision of hydrogen and align themselves around a "hydrogen pathway". The platform is first of all educative to overcome the intrinsic complexity of hydrogen. It also stimulates action by shedding a different light on the different risks at stake and the alternatives to alleviate them.
As a straight continuation, our pedagogic methodology accelerates participation around the platform.
The core tool from our suite is called TedHy. It represents a combination of advanced simulation, data visualization and decision management tools for urban or regional systems modeling. This tool, which we still continue to develop and enhance, takes into account current and future energy needs -both public and private- on the one hand and existing energy sources and distribution infrastructure on the other hand. The simulation runs under the financial constraint of mid-term economic viability. This modeling process allows decision makers to look at different options and eventually select a route map that provides a common platform for decision-making.
The modeling process is highly adaptable. It can be applied when retrofitting an existing urban area or when designing a new program.For us, TedHy answers a set of high-level planning and design questions.
Once investments are made, the focus shifts to enhancing operations and reducing costs, addressing specific challenges such as:
- matching demand and supply, whilst both might be highly uncertain and difficult to predict
- taking into account grid related opportunities (ancillary services)
- enabling the various stakeholders to access the information they need, ...
SopHy provides end-to-end supervision over hydrogen equipment and can be upgraded to deliver comprehensive SCADA functionalities embedding advanced data processing capabilities. SopHy delivers information, decision support, and control to ensure hydrogen delivers on its promise safely and cost efficiently. SopHy can be used to incentivize efficient behaviors, for example by providing indications to fuel cell vehicle drivers where and when to refuel.
SopHy builds on IoT technologies to offer comprehensive services of the most remote hydrogen infrastructure.