Hydrogen

Hydrogen is the fuel of the future. It will progressively replace natural gas in the gas network, offering a carbon-free solution and helping decarbonise gas-based applications. In the energy sector, its use in turbine-based power generation will become ever more important as the share of variable renewables increases.

The implementation of the EU Hydrogen Strategy needs to better reflect the relevance of hydrogen-based power plants in a fully integrated energy system.

Power-to-Gas solutions need to be further developed to be able to meet a rising demand for clean hydrogen, as outlined in the EU Hydrogen Strategy. In the transitional period, low-carbon hydrogen – produced through pyrolysis or with CCS – may help kick-starting the hydrogen economy by swiftly providing larger amounts of hydrogen.

It is essential that the use of hydrogen is not limited to a small number of industrial sectors. In combination with the gas infrastructure’s storage capacity, hydrogen-ready gas turbines offer dispatchable, reliable and efficient power and heat, independently of weather conditions. EUTurbines calls for the implementation of the EU Strategy to better reflect the relevance of hydrogen-based power plants in a fully integrated energy system.