E.ON and thyssenkrupp bring hydrogen to the electricity market

Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has today shared that its proprietary water electrolysis technology for the production of green hydrogen now meets the requirements for participation in the primary control reserve market.

In the future, the German company hopes it electrolysis plants will be able to act as large-scale buffers to stabilise the power grid and compensate fluctuations quickly and flexibly.

The company also confirmed today that operators are now able to link their plants to the German electricity market via E.ON’s virtual power plant.

“With this we have achieved a further important goal. Earlier tests already demonstrated that our electrolysis plants can produce green hydrogen highly efficiently and with sufficient response speed and flexibility to participate in the energy balancing market,” said Christoph Noeres, Head of the Energy Storage & Hydrogen Unit at thyssenkrupp.

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