H2 and Decarbonised Gas Market Package – Improvement suggestions from the Power Plant Industry

11 July 2022

The European power plant industry, represented by EUTurbines and EUGINE, supports the full and quick decarbonisation of Europe’s gas infrastructure and the uptake of the hydrogen economy as intended by the gas market package.

The text presented by the European Commission focuses on the supply and network aspects, but unfortunately neglects the needs of major end-user segments.

In 2021, the European gas power plant industry presented its “H2-Ready” concept, aimed at making the technology ready for hydrogen and other low-carbon gases. However, those technical efforts need to be followed by the provision of renewable and low carbon gases, including biogas, biomethane and hydrogen.

The decarbonisation of the power sector will only be successful when gas power plants are included too.

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