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

At the InnoGrid2020+ conference,  European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič  highlighted that €3 billion of EU funding has been  made available for energy network infrastructure and research in the period 2014-2020, thanks to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and Horizon 2020 programmes. Discussions in opening panels pressed sensitive buttons calling for acceleration of  digital network operating. The CEF program seeks to connect all critical infrastructures as intermittent renewable energy is connected to electric and autonomous transport. Hydrogen was not part of the discussion on the first day as the Renault Nissan Alliance was invited as new kid “on the net”. Digital Hydrogen Network operations has not yet been in the picture yet although the EHA in its monitoring of first stations still sees a variety in payment methods and the first offerings of HRS apps.

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