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Design and Dimensioning of Natural Gas Pipelines with Hydrogen Injection

Abstract

The global focus on reducing air pollution and dependence on fossil fuels has led to efforts to shift to renewable energy sources. Hydrogen is a promising alternative due to its high energy capacity and ability to regulate electricity production through electrolysis. In this context, the problem of designing and sizing natural gas pipelines with hydrogen injection is presented. The objective is to establish the network topology and diameter dimensions of each pipeline section for hydrogen distribution, in order to cover the demand at a minimum cost. To address the proposed problem, we consider the dimensioning as the selection of a diameter from a set of available measures, i.e., a discrete diameter approach, and we compare it with a continuous diameter approach from the literature, including a mixed integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) formulation of degree six. In our discrete diameter approach, we propose a non-convex quadratic (MIQLP) model, and we derive a mixed-integer quadratic convex relaxation (MIQCP). Finally, we adapt a Delta Change heuristic to this context. We implement several solution methods for a real case study in France. These include solving the dimensioning problem on a fixed Minimum Spanning Tree topology, considering both continuous and discrete diameters, employing the Delta Change heuristic for both cases, continuous and discrete, and solving the MIQCP relaxation problem. The strengths and weaknesses of each of these proposals are demonstrated through the study.
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hal-04359836 , version 1 (21-12-2023)
hal-04359836 , version 2 (06-02-2024)

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Natalia Jorquera-Bravo, Sourour Elloumi, Agnès Plateau. Design and Dimensioning of Natural Gas Pipelines with Hydrogen Injection. 2024. ⟨hal-04359836v2⟩
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