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Green Hydrogen from Wyhlen: Authorities Give the Green Light

By December 10, 2019 2   min read  (381 words)

December 10, 2019 |

  • Energy Service receives production approval for hydrogen from green electricity
  • Domestic industry will be the first customer

Grenzach-Wyhlen–Hydrogen production in Grenzach-Wyhlen can start. Energiedienst has today received clearance for the operation of the power-to-gas plant. All technical evidence and official clarifications are now fulfilled.

In the state-of-the-art facility, Energiedienst produces hydrogen from self-generated green electricity by means of electrolysis. The electricity comes from the company’s own hydroelectric power plant on the same site. The environmentally friendly hydrogen will initially be used in the nearby industry. In addition, a use in public transport is being considered. A comprehensive concept also envisages that the waste heat generated during electrolysis should heat a new residential area. Through this combination of electricity, mobility and heat supply – keyword: sector coupling – the plant should contribute to reducing CO2 emissions and supporting the energy transition.

One year ago, Energiedienst inaugurated the power-to-gas plant together with the Minister of Economic Affairs Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (CDU).

The plant has a capacity of one megawatt. In addition, there are 0.3 megawatts of an affiliated research facility of the ZSW (Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research). The state of Baden-Württemberg supported this as part of a lighthouse project.

At the end of October, Energiedienst also submitted a concept for hydrogen in the ideas competition “Reallabore der Energiewende” of the Federal Ministry of Economics for examination. The Federal Government attaches a key role to hydrogen, especially for the mobility of the future. The grant from Berlin is still pending.


About The Energiedienst Group
Information The Energiedienst Group is a regionally and ecologically oriented German-Swiss joint-stock company. It generates green electricity from hydropower and sells electricity and gas. Own grid companies supply the customers with electricity. Another focus will be on intelligently networked products and services for the decentralized renewable and digital energy world of the future, such as photovoltaic systems, heat pumps, electricity storage systems and electric mobility in addition to e-car sharing.

The Energiedienst Group supplies more than 270,000 customers with electricity. It employs just under 1,000 people, of whom about 50 are apprentices. The group includes Energiedienst Holding AG, Energiedienst AG, ED Netze GmbH, Messerschmid Energiesysteme GmbH, EnAlpin AG in Valais, Tritec AG and winsun AG. Energiedienst Holding AG is a holding company of EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (Karlsruhe).

Source:  Energiedienst

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