The National Energy Administration (NEA) held a featured meeting to promote the application of hydrogen in China’s electricity market, the energy regulator revealed in a statement last week.
In the meeting, NEA’s regulators and industry experts discussed the policies, industry standards, and manufacturing bottlenecks regarding hydrogen-electricity integration, hydrogen-for-energy storage, and fuel cell hybrid energy supply.
The industry suspects that the policymakers would prioritize the three areas mentioned in the statement for embarking on hydrogen in the electricity industry.
Energy Iceberg’s Note:
according to Energy Iceberg’s Green Hydrogen Database, by the end of May, China has in total of 131 renewable hydrogen projects, of which 13 are used for electricity production, grid-optimization, or renewable energy storage. (Note: this result only represents projects with announced end-use cases. ) Hydrogen for the electricity system is not yet a mainstream application. But the meeting and recent emphasis on electricity-hydrogen-electricity transformation suggest that Beijing aims to see development in the area.