UK’s Net Zero Hydrogen Fund Advances: Green Hydrogen Projects Shortlisted for 250MW Funding Round

By August 16, 2023 2   min read  (381 words)

August 16, 2023 |

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In a decisive move to push the hydrogen economy forward, the UK Government has shortlisted green hydrogen projects for a 250MW funding round.

The Net Zero Hydrogen Fund is a part of the UK’s ambitious strategy to promote a cleaner energy future, with hydrogen playing a key role. Seventeen projects, totalling 262MW and dispersed across England, Scotland, and Wales, have been invited to negotiations after initial due diligence.

Projects that have not been included on this list or that have not applied for this round are encouraged to consider submitting bids for the second allocation round – see more details.

Government is working at pace to ensure that the first electrolytic allocation round (HAR1) concludes before the end of 2023. We expect to award contracts totalling up to 250MW of capacity from HAR1, subject to affordability and value for money. We aim for contracts to be awarded in Q4 2023, with first projects becoming operational in 2025.

Progressing to negotiations does not guarantee contract award, as we continue to assess whether projects are deliverable, affordable, and represent value for money. Any decision to award support will only be made subject to government being comfortable with the application of subsidy control requirements and any balance sheet implications.

List of projects invited to negotiations

Project Name Lead Developer Location
Aldbrough Hydrogen Pathfinder SSE Thermal Yorkshire
Barrow Green Hydrogen Carlton Power North West
Bradford Low Carbon Hydrogen Hygen Yorkshire
Cheshire Green Hydrogen Progressive Energy Net Zero North West
Cromarty Hydrogen Project Pale Blue Dot Energy Scotland
Gordonbush Hydrogen Project (GBH2) SSE Renewables Scotland
Green Hydrogen 1 RES and Octopus Renewables Scotland
Green Hydrogen 2 RES and Octopus Renewables Wales
Green Hydrogen 3 RES and Octopus Renewables South East
H2 Production Plant at High Marnham JG Pears East Midlands
HyBont Marubeni Europower Wales
HyGreen Teesside BP Alternative Energy Investments North East
Langage Green Hydrogen Carlton Power South West
Tees Green Hydrogen EDF Renewables Hydrogen North East
Trafford Green Hydrogen Carlton Power North West
West Wales Hydrogen Project – Phase 1 H2 Energy and Trafigura Wales
Whitelee Green Hydrogen Scottish Power Scotland

The following projects have decided to withdraw from the competition:

  • Commercial Scale Demonstrator led by ERM Dolphyn
  • Gigastack led by Phillips 66 and Ørsted
  • Quill 2 led by Inovyn ChlorVinyls



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