The Association of German Offshore Wind Farm Operators (BWO) today hosted its event entitled, The Role of Offshore Wind in the Shift to a Hydrogen Economy.
Focused on the role of offshore wind in the hydrogen economy, the event will see representatives from Germany and the UK gather together to discuss the future role of green hydrogen in the British Embassy in Berlin.
Ahead of the event, the event’s speakers shared their views about the future of offshore wind power and the future role of green hydrogen.
“Offshore wind is playing an important role for the transition to a low-carbon economy. Last year, our two countries accounted for 85% of installed capacity in Europe,” said Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to Germany.
“Hydrogen can contribute especially in those areas where emissions reduction is most needed in Great Britain and Germany – in industry, heavy goods vehicles and heat generation in buildings.”
“Europe has already taken a global lead in the development of offshore wind projects, and the opportunity for Europe to secure a lead in the development, distribution and production of hydrogen derived from renewable sources,” said Oliver Wragg, Commercial Director of The European Marine Energy Centre.
“The ongoing cost reduction in offshore wind electricity generation means that green hydrogen will play an even larger role.”
“The expansion of renewable energies must continue the possibility that carbon dioxide-free energy can also be transferred to other sectors,” said Holger Grubel, Head of Portfolio Development for Offshore Wind at EnBW AG.
“Offshore wind is ideally suited for hydrogen production due to its continuous power generation. A regulatory framework is needed to promote this and not prevent it as is the case today.”