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 Hy-suite of tools and practices to alleviate these risks and build excellence around the emergence of decentralized energy systems from the very first plans 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.
The core tool from our suite is called TedHy. It represents a combination of advanced simulation, data visualization and decision management tools for hydrogen based systems modeling. Such systems can be an individual hydrogen refueling station as well as a large territory involving various players and pathways. This tool, which we still continue to develop and enhance, takes into account current and future energy needs 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. Eventually, 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
- valorising energy grid related opportunities (ancillary services)
- balancing equipment efficiency, durability and availability
- enabling the various stakeholders to access the information they need, ...
SopHy provides end-to-end supervision over hydrogen assets embedding advanced data processing capabilities and can be extended to deliver what we call meso-SCADA functionalities, aligned with industry 4.0 philosophy. SopHy delivers information, decision support, and controls to ensure hydrogen meets its promise safely and cost efficiently. SopHy can be used to better connect with external stakeholders, such as fuel cell vehicle drivers in order to incentivize efficient behaviors, for example where and when to refuel.
SopHy builds on IoT technologies to offer comprehensive services from the most remote network of hydrogen infrastructure.