Power-to-gas (P2G) technologies will play a fundamental role In Germany’s energy transition. This is due to an increased seasonal and geographical fluctuation in energy production as a result of higher share of energy from renewable sources. Power-to-gas technologies represent a method to cope with these fluctuations by stabilizing grid frequency and optimizing grid usage. Through electrolysis, surplus energy from fluctuating renewable sources can be stored as hydrogen gas in the extensive German gas grid. The extension of P2G facilities across Germany is inevitable as the German government seeks to meet its climate targets and reduce primary energy demand in the transportation sector.
Investment potential exists along the entire supply chain: from long-term storage, production and trading to electrolyser production, gas compression, and smart gas metering amongst other things. Within Europe, Germany alone has the majority of European fuel cell and hydrogen technology demonstration projects. Thanks to internationally recognized certification institutions, the large number of players, and regional and international activities, Germany is developing and setting tomorrow’s global technical framework and standards.
Hydrogen in Germany - New Funding Program