At the Wyhlen hydroelectric power plant, which the EnBW subsidiary Energiedienst operates on the German-Swiss border, the largest production capacities for green hydrogen in southern Germany are currently being built.
From 2025, up to 720 tons of green hydrogen per year will be available for the regional supply of industry and other customer groups in the border region of Germany, Switzerland and France. With the invitation to tender for these quantities, EnBW is already taking a first step towards marketing hydrogen as the energy source of the future.
The company thus offers potentially interested parties the opportunity to secure the appropriate capacities for a sustainable and future-proof energy supply. The call for applications starts on April 17, 2023.Real laboratory H₂-Wyhlen | EnBW .
The EnBW subsidiary Energiedienst is already operating an alkaline power-to-gas plant with an electrolysis capacity of one megawatt at the Wyhlen hydroelectric power plant. It has been producing green, i.e. CO₂-free, hydrogen since 2019. By 2025, the production capacity at the site will be expanded by 5 megawatts with another system in the “Reallabor H₂-Wyhlen” project.
The “Reallabor H2-Wyhlen” research project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection is part of the activities of the EnBW Group, with which it wants to make gaseous energy sources available to its customers in the long term in addition to electricity, without CO₂ emissions. These demonstration projects enable Energiedienst and EnBW to jointly develop new capabilities for the future topic of hydrogen and to produce green hydrogen affordably in the future.
Hydrogen is one of the most important energy carriers of the future. The development of a national hydrogen infrastructure is of great importance for the competitiveness of the German economy and central to achieving our climate goals. EnBW is therefore emphatically evaluating the possibilities and opportunities for hydrogen along the entire value chain: from generation and trading to transport and storage to sales.
To this end, EnBW has already started many regional and local hydrogen projects to test the future of the hydrogen economy in real operation and to actively help shape the H₂ future for Baden-Württemberg.