Dear oemof collegues,
We need to optimize an electrolyser which can has two operational modes: Either it is actively producing H2 or is in stand-by mode. While it is in stand-by mode, it consumes electricity (5% of its power capacity), although no H2 is produced. We are now wondering how to model this stand-by mode.
First, we planned to model the electrolyzer as a transformer and a sink requires the exact 5% of the transformer’s power capacity. Obviously however, this would add stand-by consumption also when the plant is operating, ie. energy consumption will be overestimated.
Simulating the electrolyzer with a offset transformer (that consumes 5 % times capacity less than it would nominally do) and a sink (of 5% times capacity) could work, but as far as I know we would not be able to optimize our capacity anymore.
Has anyone faced a similar problem? Any suggestions will be of great help.
Thanks in advance.