Hydrogen Network Regulation Can Enable Rapid and Efficient Build-Out of Integrated EU Network

Report examines a broad range of policy regulatory options to catalyse the realisation of the EU’s hydrogen economy ambitions

In December 2021, the European Commission released its Regulatory Package to catalyse the implementation of the EU’s ambitious Hydrogen Strategy. The package builds on insights from a study by Guidehouse in partnership with Frontier Economics.

The European Union (EU) set a goal of creating at least 40 GW of electrolyser capacity within the EU and a goal of using up to 10 million tonnes/year of renewable hydrogen by approximately 2030 in line with its goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Much of this hydrogen is expected to be delivered through a pipeline network akin to the existing natural gas grid.

The study by Guidehouse and Frontier Economics supported the European Commission throughout 2021 while it was considering which regulation, if any, should cover the build-out and operation of this hydrogen network, especially across EU Member States.

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The findings from the study were used as a basis for the impact assessment of the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package unveiled by the European Commission on 15 December 2021.

Read the full report here.

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