The Government of Paraná is set to sanction a bill during the 1st Forum of Renewable Hydrogen (H2) in Curitiba that provides for the increased use of hydrogen as an energy matrix in the State.
The bill grants autonomy to the Public Power to develop tax and credit incentive instruments to encourage the production and acquisition of equipment used in the chain of production and application of hydrogen. It also enables the government to carry out agreements with public and private institutions to finance research and projects in the area.
The law includes references to training personnel for the elaboration, installation, and maintenance of energy systems based on green hydrogen derived from renewable sources. It also highlights the use of fuel in public transport, industry, and agriculture as another essential aspect of the bill.
The project was approved in four sessions held on the same day, after receiving a favorable opinion from the Constitution Commission and Justice of Alep. The CCJ presented a substitute to correct a vice of initiative and a new application for the Project to be processed in the House on an urgent basis was accepted at the beginning of this week. Alep held four sessions, three of which were extraordinary, to approve the project before the event scheduled for Wednesday.
Deputy Maria Victoria, one of the authors of the project, thanked Alep for its speedy processing of the bill. “The idea is to transform the energy economy in Paraná, making the State a protagonist in the country with this state policy, generating jobs, income, and improving the quality of life of the population,” she said.
The first steps of the Plan for Green Hydrogen in Paraná, the main practical result of the approved law, are expected to be taken during the Forum on Renewable Hydrogen. The necessary studies to structure the plan’s guidelines will be carried out by an advisory firm contracted by the Government of the State.
The study will include a diagnosis of the current scenario of Paraná regarding the green hydrogen market, as well as suggestions for incentives that the Government of the State can offer to develop this area. The objective is to create a promotion policy for this production to be economically viable in the State, collaborating in the economic growth and generating significant impacts on the production and use of this renewable energy source.