Axpo plans 15-MW green hydrogen plan in Swiss town of Brugg

The Eglisau hydro power plant in Switzerland. Source: Voith Group.

November 15 (Renewables Now) - Swiss renewable power producer and energy trader Axpo Holding AG intends to build an up-to-15-MW green hydrogen production facility near a run-of-river hydropower plant (HPP) in the town of Brugg to supply filling stations in the region.

The company said on Monday that it has entered into a project-related memorandum of understanding (MoU) with local partners.

The new electrolysis-based plant is designed with the capacity to produce some 2,000 tonnes of green hydrogen a year, to be transported to the filling station of Axpo partner Voegtlin-Meyer and also sold to other sites in the region. Local energy supplier IBB Energie AG, meanwhile, plans to use the plant’s waste heat for a local heating network for industrial companies.

The nearby Wildegg-Brugg HPP that will support the process is owned by Axpo.

Brugg’s citizens will have the chance to vote on the land use next month. If they give the green light, Axpo will apply for a building permit with the goal of commissioning the plant in late 2023.

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