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Bridging the European Wind Energy Market and a Future Renewable Hydrogen-Inclusive Economy

Funded under: FP6-JRC


The study establishes the link between the growing wind market and the emerging hydrogen market of the European Union, in a so-called �wind-hydrogen strategy�. It considers specifically the diversion of wind electricity, as a wind power control mechanism in high wind penetration situations, for the production of renewable electrolytic hydrogen � a potentially important component of a renewable hydrogen- inclusive economy. The analysis examines the long-term competitiveness of a wind hydrogen strategy via cost-benefit assessment. It indicates the duration and extent to which (financial) support, if any, would need to be provided in support of such a strategy, and the influence over time of certain key factors on the outcome.

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Authors: SHAW S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL);PETEVES S D, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22608 EN (2006), 75 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
ISBN: ISBN 92-79-04581-4
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