Hydrogen – a long-term storage medium for renewable energies
Electricity from renewable energies abounds in the EWE network area. At times, there is actually more power than people and companies in the region are able to consume. Hydrogen technology offers promising approaches to fully exploit this surplus, integrating it seamlessly into the energy supply system.
Excess electricity can be used to produce hydrogen in a climate-friendly way. This hydrogen can then be stored, transported via the existing natural gas network and reused for an extensive range of purposes exactly when required without emitting harmful greenhouse gases.
The EWE regions provide the perfect environment for establishing this new technology because they offer all the necessary expertise, infrastructure and power from renewable energies, as well as partners seeking to build a successful, climate-friendly hydrogen economy.