RWE, Innogy make 1st step towards large-scale green hydrogen production

Westereems wind farm. Image by: Innogy (www.innogy.com).

June 19 (Renewables Now) - German energy groups RWE AG (ETR:RWE) and Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) will jointly conduct a feasibility study to assess the potential for building an up to 100-MW green hydrogen plant in the Netherlands.

The facility will be installed at RWE's power station in Eemshaven and will be powered by the company’s 156-MW Westereems wind farm, located nearby, the companies said on Tuesday.

RWE and Innogy will focus on the feasibility of the hydrogen plant in the coming months, alongside supply chain partners, regional and national authorities. According to the statement, further research and development are needed, while initiatives related to green hydrogen are still not competitive and this would require the regulatory framework to be “adapted.”

The first findings of the study are expected to be released in the autumn.

RWE noted it will “clearly focus” on renewables and storage technologies in the future.

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