H2-Ready Definition

The H2-readiness of new power plants guarantees that they will be able to sustainably operate with gases other than natural gas in a fully decarbonised energy system– ensuring that investments are future-proof and do not lead to a carbon lock-in.

H2-readiness ensures that investments in new power plants are future-proof and do not become stranded assets.

The concept identifies different readiness-categories for a given share (%) of hydrogen, depending on the technical adaptations and related investments needed to reach the desired H2-readiness level in the future, once larger amounts of hydrogen become available. Details on the definition of the categories are included in the document below.

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