German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Technische Universität Dresden, Faculty of Business and Economics, Chair of Energy Economics
September 2021 until August 2024
The national hydrogen strategy stresses the role of hydrogen in the energy system decarbonization. Various studies show that the production of green hydrogen in Germany will only be economical with high shares of electricity from renewable energy resources or very high CO2 prices. However, from the viewpoint of the energy system, the production of hydrogen can be beneficial to support power grid balancing and to make use of existing gas infrastructure. The necessary development and conversion of the infrastructure should therefore already be researched and considered today.
Guiding questions of the research project are:
By taking a holistic view, the project provides insights into the economic relevance of hydrogen in the electricity and gas system in the decarbonization of the energy supply and shows how an efficient transformation towards a hydrogen economy can be realized.
Another goal is to discuss and present the research approaches and results with stakeholders from the energy industry in several workshops.