Tenders for hybrid power plants

In summer 2022, the German government passed its Easter Package of energy policy amendments designed to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies, a move that it hopes will foster substantial innovation in hydrogen projects. According to the new raft of measures, tenders for inventive concepts that incorporate hydrogen-based electricity storage will be started at the end of this year. The tenders are expected to provide support for schemes with plant combinations comprising onshore wind turbines or solar plants that feature hydrogen as a storage gas and that will feed power into the grid via a common interconnection point. Note that this will exclusively apply to electrolytic hydrogen that is used for electricity generation. It is expected that 400 megawatts of installed capacity will be initially put out for tender in 2023. This figure is then set to increase every year, reaching 1,000 megawatts by 2028.

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