The decision from the investigative procedure of the Intention under Act no. 24/2006 Coll. on environmental impact assessment for the Green Hydrogen for Transport project
The decision from the Intention investigation procedure under Act No. 24/2006 Coll. on environmental impact assessment for the Photovoltaic Power Plant project in Jaslovské Bohunice (FVE Bohunice)
The business plan for the Hydrogen for Transport Project – first stage 2022-25 in the Jaslovské Bohunice location was approved
The Government of the Slovak Republic has approved a proposal to expand the scope of business of the commercial company JESS to include activities in the field of electricity production from renewable energy sources and hydrogen production
Signed Memorandum of Understanding, on the basis of which JESS can develop the NJS Project in addition to the OZE Project
Elaborated analysis of the potential of using JESS’s assets and infrastructure for investments in renewable energy sources
Project activities on OZE projects
The JESS company, in accordance with the activities listed in the PZ Project Vodík for transport – first stage 2022-25, during 2021 processed the Plan according to Act no. 24/2006 Coll. on environmental impact assessment for the photovoltaic power plant in the Jaslovské Bohunice location (FVE Bohunice). The plan was submitted to the assessment process at the end of November at the District Office in Trnava, Department of Environmental Care. The project will be implemented in two phases:
Phase 1 represents the installation of photovoltaic panels on brownfield sites – an area of 49,049 m2 with an installed capacity of 10.25 MWp.
Phase 2 represents the completion of the Bohunice PV plant with the installation of photovoltaic panels on greenfield areas – max. area of 995,280 m2 – with the cumulative output of the entire FVE Bohunice up to 48 MWp.
At the end of the year, work was also started on the Plan for the Green Hydrogen for Transport project, which will be submitted to the assessment process at the beginning of 2022. The subject of the plan is the decentralized production of green hydrogen using a PEM container electrolyzer with an input power of up to 1.2 MW. The electrolyzer also includes accessories consisting of equipment for storing and distributing hydrogen, including a filling station (hereinafter referred to as the “hydrogen station”). It is being considered to produce green hydrogen in a volume of approximately up to 170 t per year using electricity from the Bohunice FPE. The project was created with the aim of contributing to the greening of transport and verifying the use of hydrogen in passenger bus transport, in freight transport and also for the use of supporting network services for the Slovak transmission system.
Current status of Projects OZE
In 2021, the company JESS, a. s. started working on the preparation of a new project – the Project OZE, the goal of which is the production of electricity from renewable sources and the production of hydrogen. This project is in line with the interests of the Slovak Republic to produce electricity from carbon-free sources in the future as a response to current climate changes in the world.
The decisive factor for involvement in this project were the results of the analysis “Potential of the use of assets and infrastructure of JESS for investments in renewable energy sources”, which confirmed its economic return until the construction of the NJZ, the priority of the use of OZE and green hydrogen production, as well as the consideration of synergies with current, or future production of nuclear energy.
Following these activities, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed on June 15, 2021, on the basis of which both shareholders agreed that the JESS company can, in addition to the NJZ Project, also develop the OZE Project and the approval of the proposal to expand the scope of business of the JESS business to include activities in the field of production electricity from renewable energy sources and hydrogen production by the government of the Slovak Republic.
In the second half of 2021, work was started on the Feasibility Study for the Hydrogen for Transport Project. Based on its results, it was recommended as the optimal variant for the OZE project – production of green hydrogen from electricity from the photovoltaic power plant in Jaslovské Bohunice and its effective use, primarily in the public bus transport system in Slovakia.
A part of the integrated solution within the pilot phase will also include a special scientific research task with the aim of exploring the possibility of using the electrolyzer as a tool for providing regulatory services for the transmission system operator and verifying this use in practice.
At the end of 2021, the Business Plan for the Hydrogen for Transport Project – first stage 2022-25 in the Jaslovské Bohunice location was approved in accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, based on which activities on OZE projects are implemented.