100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

The EU Commission published its Communication on September 15, 2015  “Towards an Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: Accelerating the European Energy System Transformation” (COM2015/6317) pointing that “…for hydrogen the focus needs to be on the production of renewables-based hydrogen and on reducing the cost of fuel cells for transport.” The SET Plan, as one of the  43 EU Energy Union action plans, proposes 10 actions focused on research and innovation meant to accelerate energy system transformation and make the European energy technology sector more competitive. The ten actions include:

1. Boost the development of renewable energy technologies,

2. reduce the cost of key technologies,

3. create smart home solutions for consumers,

4. increase the security of smart systems,

5. reinforce energy-efficient systems,

6. make EU industry less energy intensive,

7. promote e-mobility,

8. more renewables in transport,

9. step up research of carbon capture and storage, and

10. make sure nuclear reactors are safe.

On September 21 -22 the lt will be discussed at the annual SET Plan conference in Luxembourg.