H2 generation is widely acknowledged as a key technology for power-to-gas sector coupling. NPHyCo sets up business case scenarios for the H2 generation at NPPs which consider cost and earning scenarios. The value-add for H2 production is demonstrated for specific plant designs and for specific locations. Also, the attempt is made to investigate and possibly demonstrate non-monetary value, such as smoothening NPP operation profiles or cross-sectoral learning.
One explicit ambition of the outreach activities is to foster cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships with other industries to form alliances which work towards the decarbonisation goals of the EU. The project results will be interesting not only for the NPP operators and related associations worldwide, as it offers methods and proceedings, which can be used as reference and blueprints for similar ideas in countries also outside the EU.
In fact, the project delivers blueprints for planning and implementing hydrogen generation projects in close proximity to NPPs. Those blueprints could be realized at suitable power plant sites within 5 years time frame and could therefore significantly contribute to EU’s supply with green hydrogen.