According to the TOR, in 2021 the contractor shall develop the concept of an autonomous energy source based on renewable energy sources with hydrogen storage and complete a number of other tasks.
Polet-Service, at the request of a subsidiary of Rosatom, will conduct research on power supply to remote Arctic territories using small nuclear power plants (SNPPs) with hydrogen-based batteries. According to documents published on the public procurement website, the state corporation will pay 34.45 million rubles for this work.
The purpose of the work, the customer of which is the N. A. Dollezhal Research and Design Institute of Power Engineering (NIKIET, part of Rosatom), is to determine the main scientific and technical directions and tasks of developing autonomous power supply systems based on renewable energy sources (RES) with a hydrogen storage.
As noted in the terms of reference (TOR), providing consumers in underdeveloped and hard-to-reach regions of Russia with reliable, high-quality and environmentally acceptable energy sources with a capacity of up to 400 kW, designed for operation in extreme natural and climatic conditions, is a priority task within the framework of the implementation of the RF policy on the development of the Arctic. One of the solutions to this problem may be the use of small nuclear power plants as a basic source of energy, which will create a sustainable "green" energy system.
According to the TOR, in 2021, the contractor shall develop the concept of an autonomous energy source based on renewable energy sources with a hydrogen storage and the concept of a transport hybrid plant with a hydrogen storage, conduct research on the possibility of using chemical batteries to ensure the operation of nuclear power plants and patent research on the concept of energy sources using nuclear energy and hydrogen storage.