Danish operators seek market input on hydrogen infrastructure
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August 23 (Renewables Now) - The Danish Energy Agency, the country’s electricity and gas grid operator Energinet and gas distributor Evida today launched a market dialogue, seeking feedback from hydrogen and PtX stakeholders about their interest and need for hydrogen infrastructure in Denmark.
Projects producing hydrogen, planning to use hydrogen, or both are invited to answer a survey by September 12.
“Evida's approach to establishing a hydrogen infrastructure is market-based. At the same time, we believe it is crucial that we, together with the Danish Energy Agency and Energinet, develop and plan the best possible foundation for the hydrogen infrastructure of the future,” said Peter Kristensen, strategy and development director at Evida.
Energinet and Evida said the initiative will help them prepare for a hydrogen infrastructure until their roles have been clarified. The PtX agreement gives them the possibility to own and operate hydrogen infrastructure, the two entities said. Earlier in 2022, a broad political agreement was reached in Denmark to spur Power-to-X technologies.
Stine Grenaa Jensen, vice president of system development at Energinet, said hydrogen infrastructure can create value from the large Danish renewable energy potential. “This supports the Danish PtX position of strength, the political ambitions for the green transition and export of green energy as well as the balance of the Danish energy system," the Energinet official added.