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

As one of its first signifcant “energy” action of 2018 the EU Commission on the 9th of January, launched the EU Clean Energy Industrial Competitiveness and Innovation Forum in a first high-level meeting of the renewables section. The forum aims to strengthen the industrial basis and the EU value chain for renewable energy technologies, including issues of system integration of renewables. Among participants were CEOs and representatives of industry leaders, Small and Medium Enterprises and international organisations. The opening key-note speech was held by Miguel Arias Cañete, European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action. Following the high-level meeting, on 22-23 February 2018 will be organized a public event during the EU Industry Days. EHA is currently looking intowho is representing hydrogen technology in this forum.

Agenda and a background note can be found here.