The Wyhlen hydropower plant, run by EnBW subsidiary Energiedienst, is currently being constructed and will have the biggest production capacity for green hydrogen in southern Germany.
From 2025, industrial and other users in the border region of Germany, Switzerland, and France will have access to up to 720 metric tonnes of green hydrogen annually.
EnBW is already taking the first step towards marketing hydrogen as an energy source of the future by inviting ideas for these volumes. In this way, the business is giving potential clients the chance to reserve capacity volumes for a reliable and sustainable energy supply. On April 17, 2023, the request for bids will begin.
An alkaline power-to-gas facility with a one-megawatt electrolysis capacity is already in operation at Wyhlen thanks to EnBW subsidiary Energiedienst. Since 2019, this has been creating green (carbon-free) hydrogen. The Whylen Real-world Lab project will build a new plant that will be finished by 2025, increasing the site’s capacity by an extra five megawatts.
This initiative, which is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, is a component of EnBW Group’s efforts to provide consumers with carbon-free gaseous energy carriers in addition to carbon-free electricity. Through similar pilot projects, Energiedienst and EnBW collaborate to create new capacities for hydrogen as a future area of focus and for the production of future green hydrogen that is both inexpensive and abundant.
One of the most significant energy sources of the future is hydrogen. The creation of a national hydrogen infrastructure is crucial to fulfilling our climate goals as well as the competitiveness of the German economy.
Hydrogen’s potential and opportunities are being thoroughly assessed by EnBW along the entire value chain, from production and trading to transport, storage, and distribution. EnBW has already started a number of regional and local hydrogen projects in order to evaluate the hydrogen economy’s viability in real-world settings and actively influence the H2 future for Baden-Württemberg.