Portuguese gas grids could soon be injected with green hydrogen produced at eight new sites set to be developed under a unique agreement inked today (Dec 23) between Lightsource bp and Dourogás.
Under unveiled plans, as much as 200MWp of solar projects could be developed by Lightsource bp to power 130MW Dourogás electrolysers that will convert water to green hydrogen and oxygen.
Already throwing support behind the major effort, the EU’s Portugal 2020 fund has said it will support the first development with a €5m grant.
On the plans, Miguel Lobo, Country Head for Lightsource bp in Portugal, said, “Solar is scalable, quick to deploy and today, cheaper than any other form of electricity. We’ve always believed in solar as a vital tool in decarbonisation.
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