Green hydrogen is set to blended into the natural gas network in Haren, Germany, as early as next year.
As part of a new contract, hydrogen from the 16 wind turbines of the Bürgerwindpark, a community wind farm with a total capacity of 67.2 MW, will be fed into OGE’s local pipeline system.
As part of a site expansion, the wind farm will be equipped with a 2MW electrolyser to convert the wind power into hydrogen.
“This contract is the first-of-its-kind for green hydrogen injected into our pipeline system,” said Frank Reiners, OGE’s Commercial Director. “It shows that we are already taking concrete steps to help build a future hydrogen economy.”
The next step now is to develop a project implementation plan. Hydrogen blending could start as early as next year and hydrogen volume expected to be fed into the gas network is approx. 400 m³/h.
“We are looking forward to constructive cooperation with OGE in implementing this forward-looking project and hope to jointly establish green hydrogen in the gas industry to help drive the energy transition,” said Christoph Pieper, Managing Director of BW Bürgerwindpark Fehndorf-Lindloh.