Siemens, Shell, grid operator call for extra offshore wind tenders to produce hydrogen
Clean Energy Wire
Engineering conglomerate Siemens, oil giant Shell and German grid operator TenneT have called for stepping up the country’s plans to roll out offshore wind, in order to produce hydrogen using power-to-gas technology. “This is how the new 2030 government targets for the roll-out of renewables and the global climate targets can be achieved in a realistic way,” the companies said in a press release. They added that offshore wind still had untapped potential, and that green hydrogen would play a role in a future energy mix. The companies propose new tenders tailored specifically to hydrogen production using offshore wind power, in order to get hydrogen production market-ready in a short time, a strategy proposed in a study by E-Bridge commissioned by the companies.
Read the press release and the E-Bridge study in German here.
For plenty of background, read the factsheets Power-to-gas: Fix for all problems or simply too expensive and Germany’s Siemens: a case study in Energiewende industry upheaval.