Location Selection of Hydrogen Refueling Stations: An Istanbul Case

Geçici E., Güler M. G., Bilgiç T.

TUBA World Conference on Energy Science and Technolcogy (TUBA WCEST – 2021), İstanbul, Turkey, 8 - 12 August 2021, pp.159-160

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-160
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The energy sources, which we use today, will not be sufficient in the near future. The transportation sector is also affected by this lack of energy. Therefore, the availability of alternative energy sources has a critical role in the future. Hydrogen energy, which can be used in the chemical industry, transportation, the housing sector, is one of these alternative energy sources, and especially in the transportation sector, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV) constitute an important alternative. However, the spread of the HFCV depends on the construction of the hydrogen refueling stations (HRS). In this study, the location selection of the HRS in İstanbul is examined for the long-term planning horizon. For this purpose, the multi-period p-median model is used, and several scenarios are implemented. According to the results, the HRSs are opened in the city center at the initial periods, whereas, at the end of the planning horizon, the HRSs are spread over the region.