German utilities look to large-scale hydrogen

RWE and Innogy are exploring the possibility of coupling a 100 MW hydrogen electrolysis system to a Dutch offshore wind farm.

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The Netherlands increasingly seems to be among the first countries opting to invest in large-scale Power-to-X systems. German utilities RWE and Innogy will prepare an economic viability assessment of coupling a 100 MW hydrogen electrolysis system to the latter's wind farm Westereems near Groningen, the two companies inform in a statement.

"The CO2 reduction targets in transport, heat supply and industry can only be achieved if the sector coupling is promoted and emission-free energy sources are used. We are convinced that green hydrogen will be an important component of a secured and clean energy supply for these sectors," writes RWE Generation SE Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer Roger Miesen in the press release.

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