Gasgrid mandated to establish national hydrogen network in Finland

Hydrogen molecule. Source: Mainspring Energy.

June 23 (Renewables Now) - The government of Finland has made a decision to mandate state-owned transmission system operator Gasgrid Finland Oy to develop a national hydrogen network.

The company, currently responsible for ensuring gas transmission in the country and for securing the smooth operation of the national gas system, will, in the future, also engage in the development of hydrogen transmission infrastructure and a related hydrogen market. For this purpose, Gasgrid will establish a subsidiary called VetyVerkko Oy.

“The Government wants that, before the end of this parliamentary term, measures are taken to promote investments required for the transfer and distribution of hydrogen. The key guidelines for the hydrogen economy are included in the Climate and Energy Strategy, which will be submitted to Parliament on the week beginning Monday, June 27,” stated Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs.

Finland targets achieving carbon neutrality by 2035, according to the programme by prime minister Sanna Marin’s government.

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