TEN-E REVISION: THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF A HYDROGEN ECONOMY
Hydrogen Europe welcomes today’s publication of the revised regulation on Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E). Today’s legislative proposal represents a first steppingstone towards the realisation of the European Union’s ambition to develop a hydrogen economy and firmly position the EU as a global frontrunner on hydrogen. All future infrastructure investments must be fit-for-purpose and fully aligned with the objectives of the European Green Deal. Meeting the EU objective of achieving climate neutrality in 2050 will require massive scale up in renewables, energy efficiency and clean hydrogen. The deployment of clean hydrogen at large scale is contingent on the availability of an appropriate infrastructure to transport hydrogen from its point of production to demand centres locally, regionally and internationally.
Hydrogen infrastructure and electrolysers have a crucial role to play in ensuring that our future energy system is resilient, flexible and cost-efficient. Besides their key role in the production of clean hydrogen, electrolysers can perform important network related functions to ensure energy system integrity and cost efficiency by providing a solution to store renewable energy and avoid curtailment of electricity.