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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