Modelling and Simulation of PtG Plant Start-Ups and Shutdowns

Teemu Sihvonen, Jouni Savolainen, Matti Tähtinen

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As the share of renewable energy sources increases the need for energy storages increases also due to fluctuating nature of renewables (solar and wind). Power-to-Gas (PtG) is one a promising energy storing concept. In PtG process renewable electric energy is used to produce hydrogen via electrolysis. Hydrogen is used together with carbon dioxide in methanation process to produce storable methane. Automation and operation logics of PtG plant have been in the minority in the literature. In this work we have studied start-up and shutdown logics of a PtG plant with dynamic simmulations. With this approach we have identified development needs for such logics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLinköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
PublisherLinköping University Press
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation: 57th SIMS conference on Simulation and Modelling (SIMS 2016) - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016


Conference9th Eurosim Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Abbreviated titleEUROSIM 2016
OtherThe EUROSIM 2016 Congress provides a forum where modelling and simulation professionals from industry, society and science exchange knowledge, experiences and strengthen multidisciplinary network.



  • Power-to-Gas
  • automation
  • start-up
  • shutdown

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Sihvonen, T., Savolainen, J., & Tähtinen, M. (2016). Modelling and Simulation of PtG Plant Start-Ups and Shutdowns. In Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings Linköping University Press.